customs

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Noun[change]

Singular
custom

Plural
customs

  1. The plural form of custom; more than one custom.
    The Ancient Egyptian culture had many unique and interesting beliefs and customs.
  2. (plural only; not used in singular form) The taxes on things brought into or taken out of a country.
    We had to pay customs of £200 on all the wine we brought back from France.
  3. (plural only; not used in singular form) The government department that collects the taxes on things brought into a country.
    We got pulled over by customs on our way back from France - we only had 200 bottles of wine - it was so unfair.