consuetude

noun

con·​sue·​tude ˈkän(t)-swi-ˌtüd How to pronounce consuetude (audio)
kən-ˈsü-ə-,
-ˌtyüd
: social usage : custom
consuetudinary
ˌkän(t)-swi-ˈtü-də-ˌner-ē How to pronounce consuetude (audio)
kən-ˌsü-ə-
-ˈtyü-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Latin consuetudo — more at custom

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consuetude was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Consuetude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consuetude. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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