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Noun

Singular
customary

Plural
customar

customary (customar)
  1. A book containing laws and usages, or customs; as, the Customary of the Normans.

Adjective

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Positive
customary

Comparative
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  1. Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual.
  2. Holding or held by custom; as, customary tenants; customary service or estate.

Quotations

  • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 39
    When two people met for the first time in Diaspar—or even for the hundredth—it was customary to spend an hour or so in an exchange or courtesies before getting down to business, if any.

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