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- n. Plural form of custom.
- n. The duties or taxes imposed on imported or exported goods.
- n. The government department or agency that is authorised to collect the taxes imposed on imported goods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. money collected under a tariff; a duty imposed on imported goods.
- n.pl. the government department administering the collection of import tariffs. Used with as singular verb.
- n.pl. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. money collected under a tariff
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The sweet customs which have housed our spiritual and social life, -- these are _customs_.
He did not share her Norman proclivities, but looked back -- as the mass of his people did with him -- to the old Saxon laws of Alfred and of Athelstan, which he called the customs of his grandfather.
Article 106 of customs is quite clear: While you are a foreigner who is legally in this country you can drive a foreign automobile.
I'm not sure about this, Maritsa, but if Timo decides to ship a bunch of clothing to Mexico, he could end up paying more in customs duties than the clothing is worth.
I am hoping that everything goes smoothly in customs and that I don't overpack.
He should have been held up in customs, interrogated and strip searched before being allowed to board a Plane bound for America.
Big Problem: – a situation wherein we protest the fact that customs is making imported books difficult to obtain by volunteering not to obtain them at all (ebook and library book availability was never the issue), which strikes me as counter intuitive and counter-productive given that –
We realised that the Xorcom gateway which was to be used to connect OpenBTS to the island phone system was still stuck in customs in Auckland meaning that the system would have to be used in stand-alone mode for the time being.
I'm going to be starting off the day with an angry phonecall to TNT, who kept my package in customs for weeks and then want me to cough up loads of money.
We had certain customs and visited our wrath upon the unlucky ones who violated those customs.
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