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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.

Wikipedia

  1. Customs

    Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting tariffs and for controlling the flow of goods, including animals, transports, personal effects, and hazardous items, into and out of a country. Traditionally, customs has been considered as the fiscal subject that charges customs duties (i.e. tariffs) and other taxes on import and export. In recent decades, the views on the functions of customs have considerably expanded and now covers three basic issues: taxation, security, and trade facilitation.Each country has its own laws and regulations for the import and export of goods into and out of a country, enforced by their respective customs authorities; the import/export of some goods may be restricted or forbidden entirely. A wide range of penalties are faced by those who break these laws.

ChatGPT

  1. customs

    Customs are established practices or patterns of behavior that are typical or expected within a particular community, society, or culture. They can also refer to the government agency responsible for controlling and collecting duties and taxes on imported and exported goods.

Wikidata

  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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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. Mujtaba Rahman:

    It's hard to see the substance of the customs proposal working for the EU side. It creates regulatory friction with Britain and customs friction with the EU.

  2. Leo Varadkar:

    Certainly the customs partnership, as proposed by the UK last June, isn't workable, that's the view of the (EU) taskforce and the EU27 and has been rejected, but I do think the customs partnership is closer to being made workable than this proposal of 'max fac'.

  3. Otto Perez Molina:

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

  4. George Washington:

    [T]he policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the language, habits, and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures, and laws: in a word, soon become one people.

  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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