consuetude

[kon-swi-tood, -tyood]
noun
custom, especially as having legal force.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin consuētūdō, equivalent to con- con- + suē- (short stem of suēscere to become accustomed, akin to suus one's own) + -tūdō -tude

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consuetude (ˈkɒnswɪˌtjuːd)
 
n
an established custom or usage, esp one having legal force
 
[C14: from Latin consuētūdō, from consuēscere to accustom, from con- + suēscere to be wont]
 
consue'tudinary
 
adj

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He was a voice crying in the wilderness, and he really made that a consuetude for the rest of us.
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