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 for Custom
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Custom \Cus"tom\, v. t. [Cf. OF. costumer. Cf. Accustom.]
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     1. To make familiar; to accustom. [Obs.] --Gray.
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     2. To supply with customers. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Custom \Cus"tom\, v. i.
     To have a custom. [Obs.]
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           On a bridge he custometh to fight.       --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Custom \Cus"tom\, n. [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the
     usual tax. See 1st Custom.]
     1. The customary toll, tax, or tribute.
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              Render, therefore, to all their dues: tribute to
              whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom. --Rom.
                                                    xiii. 7.
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     2. pl. Duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities,
        imported or exported.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Custom \Cus"tom\ (k[u^]s"t[u^]m), n. [OF. custume, costume,
     Anglo-Norman coustome, F. coutume, fr. (assumed) LL.
     consuetumen custom, habit, fr. L. consuetudo, -dinis, fr.
     consuescere to accustom, verb inchoative fr. consuere to be
     accustomed; con- + suere to be accustomed, prob. originally,
     to make one's own, fr. the root of suus one's own; akin to E.
     so, adv. Cf. Consuetude, Costume.]
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     1. Frequent repetition of the same act; way of acting common
        to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method
        of doing or living.
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              And teach customs which are not lawful. --Acts xvi.
                                                    21.
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              Moved beyond his custom, Gama said.   --Tennyson.
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              A custom
              More honored in the breach than the observance.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a
        shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving
        orders; business support.
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              Let him have your custom, but not your votes.
                                                    --Addison.
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     3. (Law) Long-established practice, considered as unwritten
        law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See
        Usage, and Prescription.
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     Note: Usage is a fact. Custom is a law. There can be no
           custom without usage, though there may be usage without
           custom. --Wharton.
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     4. Familiar aquaintance; familiarity. [Obs.]
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              Age can not wither her, nor custom stale
              Her infinite variety.                 --Shak.
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     Custom of merchants, a system or code of customs by which
        affairs of commerce are regulated.
  
     General customs, those which extend over a state or
        kingdom.
  
     Particular customs, those which are limited to a city or
        district; as, the customs of London.
  
     Syn: Practice; fashion. See Habit, and Usage.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Custom \Cus"tom\, v. t.
     To pay the customs of. [Obs.] --Marlowe.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  custom
      adj 1: made according to the specifications of an individual
             [syn: custom-made, custom] [ant: ready-made]
      n 1: accepted or habitual practice [syn: custom, usage,
           usance]
      2: a specific practice of long standing [syn: custom,
         tradition]
      3: money collected under a tariff [syn: customs, customs
         duty, custom, impost]
      4: habitual patronage; "I have given this tailor my custom for
         many years"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  212 Moby Thesaurus words for "custom":
     Mishnah, Spiritus Mundi, Sunna, Talmud, action, actions, activity,
     acts, address, affectation, air, ancient wisdom, archetypal myth,
     archetypal pattern, assembled, automatism, bad habit, bearing,
     behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science,
     bienseance, bon ton, built, business, canon, carriage,
     carriage trade, cast, characteristic, civility, clientage,
     clientele, common law, comportment, conduct, conformity,
     constructed, consuetude, convenance, convention,
     conventional usage, conventionalism, conventionality, correctness,
     crafted, created, creature of habit, culture pattern, custom-built,
     custom-made, customs, decency, decorousness, decorum, demeanor,
     deportment, doing, doings, dues, duty, especially, etiquette,
     excise, exclusively, expressly, extracted, fabricated, fashion,
     fashioned, fixture, folk motif, folklore, folktale, folkway,
     force of habit, forged, form, formality, formed, gathered,
     gestures, goings-on, good form, good name, goodwill, grown, guise,
     habit, habit pattern, habitude, handcrafted, handmade, harvested,
     haute couture, high fashion, homemade, homespun, immemorial usage,
     impost, institution, law, legend, levy, lore, machine-made,
     machined, made, made to order, maintien, man-made, manner, manners,
     manufactured, market, matter of course, method, methodology,
     methods, mien, milled, mined, mode, modus vivendi, mold, molded,
     motions, movements, moves, myth, mythology, observable behavior,
     particularly, patronage, pattern, peculiarity, poise, port, pose,
     posture, practice, praxis, precedent, precept, prefab,
     prefabricated, prescription, presence, prevailing taste, procedure,
     proceeding, processed, proper thing, propriety, public,
     purchasing public, put together, racial memory, raised,
     ready-for-wear, ready-formed, ready-made, ready-prepared,
     ready-to-wear, refined, repute, ritual, routine, rubric, rule,
     rural market, second nature, seemliness, shaped, smelted,
     social convention, social science, social usage, specially,
     stereotype, stereotyped behavior, stream of fashion, style,
     suburban market, support, swim, tactics, tailor-made, tariff, tax,
     to order, toll, tone, trade, tradition, traditionalism,
     traditionality, traffic, trend, trick, usage, use, vogue, way,
     way of life, ways, well-built, well-constructed, well-made, wont,
     youth market
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  custom
  bespoke
  
     (Or "bespoke") An adjective describing any product that is
     special in some way, individually created for a specific user
     or system, as opposed to generic or off-the-shelf.
  
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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Custom
     a tax imposed by the Romans. The tax-gatherers were termed
     publicans (q.v.), who had their stations at the gates of cities,
     and in the public highways, and at the place set apart for that
     purpose, called the "receipt of custom" (Matt.9: 9; Mark 2:14),
     where they collected the money that was to be paid on certain
     goods (Matt.17:25). These publicans were tempted to exact more
     from the people than was lawful, and were, in consequence of
     their extortions, objects of great hatred. The Pharisees would
     have no intercourse with them (Matt.5:46, 47; 9:10, 11).
     
       A tax or tribute (q.v.) of half a shekel was annually paid by
     every adult Jew for the temple. It had to be paid in Jewish coin
     (Matt. 22:17-19; Mark 12:14, 15). Money-changers (q.v.) were
     necessary, to enable the Jews who came up to Jerusalem at the
     feasts to exchange their foreign coin for Jewish money; but as
     it was forbidden by the law to carry on such a traffic for
     emolument (Deut. 23:19, 20), our Lord drove them from the temple
     (Matt. 21:12: Mark 11:15).
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CUSTOM. A usage which had acquired the force of law. It is, in fact, a lex 
  loci, which regulates all local or real property within its limits. A 
  repugnancy which destroys it, must be such as to show it never did exist. 5 
  T. R. 414. In Pennsylvania no customs have the force of law but those which 
  prevail throughout the state. 6 Binn. 419, 20. 
       2. A custom derives its force from the tacit consent of the legislature 
  and the people, and supposes an original, actual deed or agreement. 2 Bl. 
  Com. 30, 31; 1 Chit. Pr. 283. Therefore, custom is the best interpreter of 
  laws: optima est legum interpres consuetudo. Dig. 1, 8, 37; 2 Inst. 18. It 
  follows, therefore, there; can be no custom in relation to a matter 
  regulated by law. 8 M. R. 309. Law cannot be established or abrogated except 
  by the sovereign will, but this will may be express or implied and presumed 
  and whether it manifests itself by word or by a series of facts, is of 
  little importance. When a custom is public, peaceable, uniform, general, 
  continued, reasonable and certain, and has lasted "time whereof the memory 
  of man runneth not to the contrary," it acquires the force of law. And when 
  any doubts arise as to the meaning of a statute, the custom which has 
  prevailed on the subject ought to have weight in its construction, for the 
  manner in which a law has always been executed is one of its modes of 
  interpretation. 4 Penn. St. Rep. 13. 
       3. Customs are general or, particular customs. 1. By general customs is 
  meant the common law itself, by which proceedings and determinations in 
  courts are guided. 
       2. Particular customs, are those which affect the inhabitants of some 
  particular districts only. 1 Bl. Com. 68, 74. Vide 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 121 Bac. 
  Ab. h.t.; 1 Bl. Com. 76; 2 Bl. Com. 31; 1 Lill. Reg. 516; 7 Vin. Ab. 164; 
  Com. Dig. h.t.; Nelson's Ab. h.t. the various Amer. Digs. h.t. Ayl. Pand. 
  15, 16; Ayl. Pareg. 194; Doct. Pl. 201; 3 W. C. C. R. 150; 1 Gilp. 486; Pet. 
  C. C. R. 220; I Edw. Ch. R. 146; 1 Gall. R. 443; 3 Watts, R. 178; 1 Rep. 
  Const. Ct. 303, 308; 1 Caines, R. 45; 15 Mass. R. 433; 1 Hill, R. 270; 
  Wright, R. 573; 1 N. & M. 176; 5 Binn. R. 287; 5 Ham. R. 436; 3 Conn. R. 9; 
  2 Pet. R. 148; 6 Pet. R. 715; 6 Porter R. 123; 2 N. H. Rep. 93; 1 Hall, R. 
  612; 1 Harr. & Gill, 239; 1 N. S. 192; 4 L. R. 160; 7 L. R. 529; Id. 215. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CUSTOMS. This term is usually applied to those taxes which are payable upon 
  goods and merchandise imported or exported. Story, Const. Sec. 949; Bac. Ab. 
  Smuggling. 
  
  

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