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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

How to pronounce customs?

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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. Otto Perez Molina:

    We are taking important steps in the processes of integration and attracting investment with this customs union.

  2. Ron Johnson:

    As sympathetic as I am toward anyone who yearns for the freedom and opportunity that Central America provides, it is not possible to properly accommodate all who do. Those who enter our country illegally without a valid asylum claim, put themselves and our society at risk, the goal of our policies should be to reduce the overwhelming flow of illegal migration and convert it to a controllable number of legal immigrants. Hopefully, Operation Safe Return will convince Central Americans, that on a bipartisan basis, Central America will do everything we can to prevent human traffickers from exploiting our laws and abusing immigrants seeking a better life, Central Americans said. The Trump administration ANNOUNCES MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON ASYLUM SEEKERS The bipartisan push comes amid a continuing crisis on the southern border, with tens of thousands of migrants being encountered and apprehended at the border each month. The Trump administration has focused The Trump administration efforts on trying to end loopholes in which family units who meet the initial credible fear test are released into the U.S. as cases are processed. This week, The Trump administration announced a policy that requires most migrants entering through Central America southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey. The Democrats meanwhile have focused more on the humanitarian aspect of the crisis, and have been extremely critical of the conditions in detention facilities, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement( ICE) operations in the homeland. Kyrsten Sinema told The Arizona Republic that the idea was in response to a meeting with administration and White House officials who Kyrsten Sinema said were focused on changing asylum laws and challenging the 1997 Flores agreement that set standards for treatment of migrants and how long minors can be held in custody.

  3. The Sunday Times:

    Under the new plan, the prime minister would offer to rewrite the government's withdrawal bill to enshrine a customs arrangement in law.

  4. Nojibur Rahman:

    The target will be achievable as potential to collect income tax, value added tax (VAT) and customs for this year is much higher.

  5. Cok Ace:

    This is the government’s attempt to maintain the Pura( temples), the temples need to be preserved since they are the spirits of Bali’s cultures and customs.

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