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Practice or rule of conduct established in a particular community, locality, or trade, by long usage and obligatory on those within its scope. A valid custom must be certain, reasonable, not contrary to statute law, and of immemorial antiquity (see time immemorial). Also called custom and usage. Not to be confused with customs.

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When traveling to another country and experiencing a new and unfamiliar culture, it is important to learn every important custom so you are not seen as impolite
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As was his custom, his boss started off each morning by making a new pot of coffee and reading the paper at his desk.
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The man saluted the other man when he entered the arena because he thought it was the proper custom there.
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