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customary

customary

adjective cus·tom·ary \ˈkəs-tə-ˌmer-ē, -ˌme-rē\

: usually done in a particular situation or at a particular place or time

: usual or typical of a particular person

Full Definition of CUSTOMARY

1
:  based on or established by custom
2
:  commonly practiced, used, or observed
cus·tom·ar·i·ly \ˌkəs-tə-ˈmer-ə-lē, -ˈme-rə-\ adverb
cus·tom·ar·i·ness \ˈkəs-tə-ˌmer-ē-nəs, -ˌme-rē-\ noun

Examples of CUSTOMARY

  1. He forgot the customary thank you.
  2. It is customary to hold the door open for someone who is entering a building behind you.
  3. She dressed in her customary fashion.
  4. He did the work with his customary efficiency.

First Known Use of CUSTOMARY

1535

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