What does Customs mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. customs, customs duty, custom, impost(noun)

    money collected under a tariff

GCIDE

  1. customs(n. pl.)

    the government department administering the collection of import tariffs. Used with as singular verb.

  2. customs(n. pl.)

    that area within an airport, sea port, or other border station where freight or the baggage of travellers is checked for dutiable materials or contraband; as, it took an hour to get through customs.

Wiktionary

  1. customs(Noun)

    The duties or taxes imposed on imported or exported goods.

    We had to pay customs of u00A3200 on all the wine we took back from France.

  2. customs(Noun)

    () The government department or agency that is authorised to collect the taxes imposed on imported goods.

    We got pulled over by customs on our way back from France - we only had 200 bottles of wine - it was so unfair.

Freebase

  1. Customs

    Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting and safeguarding customs duties and for controlling the flow of goods including animals, transports, personal effects and hazardous items in and out of a country. Depending on local legislation and regulations, the import or export of some goods may be restricted or forbidden, and the customs agency enforces these rules. The customs authority may be different from the immigration authority, which monitors persons who leave or enter the country, checking for appropriate documentation, apprehending people wanted by international arrest warrants, and impeding the entry of others deemed dangerous to the country. In most countries customs are attained through government agreements and international laws. A customs duty is a tariff or tax on the importation or exportation of goods. In the Kingdom of England, customs duties were typically part of the customary revenue of the king, and therefore did not need parliamentary consent to be levied, unlike excise duty, land tax, or other forms of taxes. Commercial goods not yet cleared through customs are held in a customs area, often called a bonded store, until processed. All authorised ports are recognised customs area.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Customs' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4032

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How to say Customs in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Customs in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Customs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Customs in a Sentence

  1. James Thornton:

    Before the creation of the welfare state, immigrants who came to this country were for the most part attracted by America’s reputation as a land of freedom and opportunity. Laws and customs that then prevailed required immigrants to carve out their individual destinies by their own labor, perseverance, intelligence, and determination.

  2. Simon Manley:

    The presence of UK police officers will help to remind British holidaymakers of the importance of respecting local laws and customs.

  3. United States:

    Agents remain alert. CBP has deployed additional resources to ensure the continued security of the border, and safety for everyone in the area. United States Customs and Border Protection officials continue to monitor the movement in Mexico of individuals who are part of the caravan, at this time, we believe that at least some of those individuals currently gathered in this area are from the caravan.

  4. Daisy Roth:

    Only when we passed Customs, did I know, OK, we're good.

  5. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:

    A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.

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