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Definitions for customary
ˈkʌs təˌmɛr icus·tom·a·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. customaryadjective

    in accordance with convention or custom

    "sealed the deal with the customary handshake"

  2. accustomed, customary, habitual, wonted(a)adjective

    commonly used or practiced; usual

    "his accustomed thoroughness"; "took his customary morning walk"; "his habitual comment"; "with her wonted candor"


  1. customarynoun

    A book containing laws and usages, or customs; a custumal.

  2. customaryadjective

    Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual.

  3. customaryadjective

    Holding or held by custom; as, customary tenants; customary service or estate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Customaryadjective

    Etymology: from custom.

    Pray you now, if it may stand with the tune of your voices, that I may be consul: I have here the customary gown. William Shakespeare.

    Several ingenious persons, whose assistance might be conducive to the advance of real and useful knowledge, lay under the prejudices of education and customary belief. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.

    We should carefully avoid the profane and irreverent use of God’s name, by cursing, or customary swearing, and take heed of the neglect or contempt of his worship, or any thing belonging to it. John Tillotson, Sermon 5.

    Ev’n now I met him
    With customary compliment, when he,
    Wafting his eyes to th’ contrary, and falling
    A lip of much contempt, speeds from me. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Customaryadjective

    agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual

  2. Customaryadjective

    holding or held by custom; as, customary tenants; customary service or estate

  3. Customarynoun

    a book containing laws and usages, or customs; as, the Customary of the Normans

  4. Etymology: [OF. coustumier, F. coutumier.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of customary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of customary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of customary in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.

  2. John Stemberger:

    It’s customary to invite the president, if you’re going to invite President President Trump, you need to know President Trump’s going to be President Trump. President Trump was doing what President Trump does.

  3. Westchester Medical:

    Although the Medical Center believes that its financial relationships with its clinical faculty are customary for academic medical centers of its size and complexity, we acknowledge that, with respect to a very small number of legacy relationships, we could not produce documentation sufficient to meet certain technical requirements of federal law.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Administrations makes changes, usually, after midterms. And probably we'll be right in that category as well, i think it's very customary.

  5. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa:

    The Act should make it an offence for a guardian or other person to enter into a lobola agreement or other customary arrangement or ceremony in respect of a person under the age of 18.

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