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customary

[kuhs-tuh-mer-ee] /ˈkʌs təˌmɛr i/
adjective
1.
according to or depending on custom; usual; habitual.
2.
of or established by custom rather than law.
3.
Law. defined by long-continued practices:
the customary service due from land in a manor.
noun, plural customaries.
4.
a book or document containing the legal customs or customary laws of a locality.
5.
any body of such customs or laws.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; 1515-25 for current senses; late Middle English < Medieval Latin custumārius, customārius, equivalent to costum(i)a custom (also in Vulgar Latin; see custom) + -ārius -ary
Related forms
customarily
[kuhs-tuh-mer-uh-lee for emphasis, kuhs-tuh-mair-uh-lee] /ˈkʌs təˌmɛr ə li for emphasis, ˌkʌs təˈmɛər ə li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
noncustomarily, adverb
noncustomary, adjective
uncustomarily, adverb
uncustomary, adjective
Synonyms
1. wonted, accustomed, conventional, common, regular. See usual.
Antonyms
1. uncommon.
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  • And the taboo against first cousin marriage has always been in place, both customarily and judicially.
  • There is, in fact, no recognised principle by which the propriety or impropriety of government interference is customarily tested.
  • customarily the gala also features a guest artist in a cameo star turn.
  • During that period, people there would customarily switch on their radios to the troupe's evening show.
  • Bribery customarily made up for the low wages, critics say.
  • Such individual is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, profession or business.
British Dictionary definitions for customarily

customary

/ˈkʌstəmərɪ; -təmrɪ/
adjective
1.
in accordance with custom or habitual practice; usual; habitual
2.
(law)
  1. founded upon long continued practices and usage rather than law
  2. (of land, esp a feudal estate) held by custom
noun (pl) -aries
3.
  1. a statement in writing of customary laws and practices
  2. a body of such laws and customs
Derived Forms
customarily, adverb
customariness, noun
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Word Origin and History for customarily

customary

adj.

1520s, from Medieval Latin custumarius, from Latin consuetudinarius, from consuetitudinem (see custom (n.)). Related: Customarily.

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