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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)

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.

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."