Definitions of customs

  1. Duties or taxes on goods imported or exported.

Usage examples for customs

  1. While her husband formed a fairly favourable opinion of England, its customs and its climate, Mme. – With Zola in England by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  2. He adopted the customs and letters of Greece, and gave just laws to his country. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  3. By an article of the treaty the Irish were allowed to live in the Pale if they chose; and even there they could enjoy their customs in peace, as far as the letter of the law went. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  4. Alas, said Balin, all that made an unhappy knight in the castle, for he caused me to leave my own shield to our both's destruction, and if I might live I would destroy that castle for ill customs. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  5. Now I'll go down and see those customs men. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  6. I don't want to interfere with any of your customs. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  7. Their customs were those of the nations to which they belonged. – A Life of St. John for the Young by George Ludington Weed
  8. You examined my luggage, as they say in the customs office. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  9. Human nature has long recognized this and has organized certain customs of life with due reference to it. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  10. The conditions of confidence which prevail throughout the country have brought gold into more general use and customs receipts are now almost entirely paid in that coin. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. But we have customs here in England that must be observed. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  12. He is so well acquainted with the Swedish language and customs, that I flatter myself he would have no objection to this proposition. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II by Sir John Ross
  13. Those ceremonials called on the Coast " customs" are the things that show off the Fetish- Man at the best in more senses of the word than one. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  14. Marriage customs in particular had changed. – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White
  15. I don't believe in going too far with these modern customs. – Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
  16. I endeavoured with all respect to show him that our case was quite different; but he was so ignorant of our manners and customs that he took everything by the wrong handle. – The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
  17. Have we no holiday customs for strangers, think ye? – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  18. The only two other articles which come under this description are the stamp- duty on gold and silver plate, and the customs on glass plates. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke