Definition of customary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkʌstəməri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌstəmeri//
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  1. 1if something is customary, it is what people usually do in a particular place or situation synonym usual Is it customary to tip hairdressers in this country? It has been customary for the chair to be re-elected for a second year.
  2. 2typical of a particular person synonym habitual She arranged everything with her customary efficiency. She worked with her customary thoroughness.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as a noun): from medieval Latin custumarius, from custuma, from Anglo-Norman French custume from Old French coustume, based on Latin consuetudo, from consuetus, past participle of consuescere ‘accustom’, from con- (expressing intensive force) + suescere ‘become accustomed’.
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