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Noun: customs  kús-tumz
  1. The government department responsible for collecting tariffs and for controlling the flow of goods into and out of a country
  2. Money collected under a tariff
    - customs duty, custom, impost
  3. A customs office or checkpoint
Noun: custom  kús-tum
  1. Accepted or habitual practice
    - usage, usance [archaic]
  2. A specific practice of long standing
    - tradition
  3. Habitual patronage
    "I have given this tailor my custom for many years"

Type of: duty, patronage, pattern, practice, survival, tariff, trade

Encyclopedia: Customs, immigration and quarantine