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customs meaning

EN[ˈkʌstəmz]
US
WCustoms
  • Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting tariffs and for controlling the flow of goods, Each country has its own laws and regulations for the import and export of goods into and out of a country,
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customs
  • NounBFcustom
    1. plural of custom.
      1. The Ancient Egyptian culture had many distinctive and interesting beliefs and customs.
    2. (plural only) The duties or taxes imposed on imported or exported goods.
      1. Customs of £200 were due on all the wine we took back from France.
    3. (singular) The government department or agency that is authorised to collect the taxes imposed on imported goods.
      1. Customs has pulled us over on our way for an inspection.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • How can you speak with authority about their customs when you have never lived among them? ‎
      • However, Ken completely ignores all other taxes, per the custom of the glibertarian.
      • If you can afford a new computer, you might as well go the whole hog and get it custom built.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Custom Java apps and CU-SeeMe feeds will provide interaction with the battery of soigné psychics.

Meaning of customs for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "customs" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form and a pluralia tantum.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Noun forms
        • Noun plural forms
        • Pluralia tantum
      Difficultness: Level 1
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