custom house

a government building or office, as at a seaport, for collecting customs, clearing vessels, etc.
Also, customhouse, customs house, customshouse.

1480–90 Unabridged
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custom house or customs house
a government office, esp at a port, where customs are collected and ships cleared for entry
customs house or customs house

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Main Entry:  custom house
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a government office where customs duties are levied on imports and exports and where vessels are entered or cleared's 21st Century Lexicon
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