Definition of "customary" []

  • Commonly practiced, used, or encountered; usual. See Synonyms at usual. (adjective)
  • Based on custom or tradition rather than written law or contract. (adjective)
  • In accordance with custom or habitual practice; usual; habitual (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Founded upon long continued practices and usage rather than law (adjective)
  • (of land, esp a feudal estate) held by custom (adjective)
  • A statement in writing of customary laws and practices (noun)
  • A body of such laws and customs (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "customary" in a sentence
  • "Burr remained abroad for four years, living in customary indebtedness."
  • "It is clear that care was taken to appease spirits in customary fashion."
  • "They it is (along with the unprincipled Liberal ‘Democrats’) who advocate a Treaty which not only erodes our sovereignty by way of elimination of some 60 vetoes, but gives to the EU all the attributes it needs to call itself a sovereign independent state as that phrase is understood in customary international law."