He slept in an upright position in a custom armchair, so the reasons for his lying down to sleep are open to speculation.
It feels a bit like walking through a bad neighborhood—one where if you break some custom you're unaware of, you could get hurt.
For most of history, the subordination of wives to husbands was enforced by law and custom.
The bride reportedly wore a custom Chantilly lace mermaid gown by Carolina Herrera.
As is his custom, he has harsh words for those on all sides of the debate.
Do your work honestly and thoroughly, even though it be the custom to do otherwise.
I did not know then what he meant, but it seems it was a custom.
It was this lady's custom to walk among her flowers and fruit trees.
It had formerly been the custom to use the guns by twos and threes.
It was an outrage on Oriental custom; and as such the narrative sets it before us.
c.1200, "habitual practice," from Old French costume "custom, habit, practice; clothes, dress" (12c., Modern French coutume), from Vulgar Latin *consuetumen, from Latin consuetudinem (nominative consuetudo) "habit, usage, way, practice, tradition, familiarity," from consuetus, past participle of consuescere "accustom," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + suescere "become used to, accustom oneself," related to sui, genitive of suus "oneself," from PIE *swe- "oneself" (see idiom). Replaced Old English þeaw. Sense of a "regular" toll or tax on goods is early 14c. The native word here is toll.
"made to measure or order," c.1830, from custom (n.).
(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.
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).