customs

customs

n. pl. 1. money collected under a tariff; a duty imposed on imported goods.
Syn. -- customs duty, custom, impost.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. the government department administering the collection of import tariffs. Used with as singular verb.
[PJC]

3. 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.
[PJC]

Cus"tos

(ks"ts), n.;
pl. Custodes (ks*t"dz).
[L.] A keeper; a custodian; a superintendent. [Obs.]
[1913 Webster]

Custos rotulorum (rt`*l"rm) [LL., keeper of the rolls] (Eng. Law), the principal justice of the peace in a county, who is also keeper of the rolls and records of the sessions of the peace.
[1913 Webster]

 

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