customhouse customhouse


  • (n) a government building where customs are collected and where ships are cleared to enter or leave the country


  1. Henceforth, decreed the French government, every Japanese recorder would have to clear a tiny ten-man customhouse in landlocked Poitiers.
  2. Kickbacks, voting-place vandalism, judge buying and customhouse connivance are still the fashion.
  3. At the customhouse in Ciudad Juarez, 62 inspectors were fired, 25 other officials suspended, and 76 employees either fined or transferred.


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