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Princeton's WordNet

  1. customs, customs duty, custom, impostnoun

    money collected under a tariff

GCIDE

  1. customsnoun

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

  2. customsnoun

    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. customsnoun

    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. customsnoun

    () 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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    Rank popularity for the word 'customs' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4032

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  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. Northern Command:

    An inquiry by( Customs and Border Patrol) and( the Department of Defense) revealed that the Mexican military members believed that the US Army soldiers were south of the border, though they were south of the border fence, US soldiers remained in US territory, north of the actual border.

  3. Michael Gove:

    The new customs partnership has flaws and they need to be tested.

  4. 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.

  5. Robert Perez:

    It's Customs and Border Protection at every port of entry. Nearly 400 million travelers a year, $2.3 billion worth of trade, nearly 30 million trucks, rail cars and cargo containers every year, and so, there (will be) a severe impact and this is important to understand because ... what is so important to understand is that the crisis is so severe right now, we are literally trying to save lives.

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