according to or depending on custom; usual; habitual.
of or established by custom rather than law.
Law. defined by long-continued practices: the customary service due from land in a manor.
noun, plural customaries.
a book or document containing the legal customs or customary laws of a locality.
any body of such customs or laws.

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

customarily [kuhs-tuh-mer-uh-lee for emphasis, kuhs-tuh-mair-uh-lee] , adverb
noncustomarily, adverb
noncustomary, adjective
uncustomarily, adverb
uncustomary, adjective

1. wonted, accustomed, conventional, common, regular. See usual.

1. uncommon. Unabridged
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customary (ˈkʌstəmərɪ, -təmrɪ)
1.  in accordance with custom or habitual practice; usual; habitual
2.  law
 a.  founded upon long continued practices and usage rather than law
 b.  (of land, esp a feudal estate) held by custom
n , -aries
3.  a.  a statement in writing of customary laws and practices
 b.  a body of such laws and customs

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Word Origin & History

1520s, from M.L. custumarius, from L. consuetudinarius, from consuetitudinem (see custom). Related: Customarily (1610s).
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Example sentences
Insurers use the data to determine usual and customary rates for care received
  outside their networks.
Levine offers educators a way to fit the school to the student rather than the
  customary method.
Customary benefits are provided, a housing program is available, and relocation
  costs can be reimbursed.
Few mining bosses were ready to claim that their industry had overcome its
  customary cyclicality.
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