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.

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.


(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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