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custom house

noun
1.
a government building or office, as at a seaport, for collecting customs, clearing vessels, etc.
Also, customhouse, customs house, customshouse.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90
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British Dictionary definitions for customs house

custom house

noun
1.
a government office, esp at a port, where customs are collected and ships cleared for entry
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