customs customs  /ˈkə stəmz/


  • (n) money collected under a tariff



  1. As rector of his city's historic San Fernando Cathedral for 12 years, Elizondo became a leader in bringing Mexican religious customs and traditions into the Catholic service.
  2. A leader bringing Mexican religious customs and traditions into the Catholic service.


  1. Immigration enforcement head John Morton announces resignation

    WASHINGTON – Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton announced his resignation Monday, after more than four years at the head of the agency.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. US Customs’ Beetle Discovery in Texas Is a Port First

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Brownsville, Texas, port of entry have intercepted a shipment of solid wood packaging materials from Russia that was contaminated with live Monochamus galloprovincialis beetles.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Journal of Commerce Online

  3. The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM) issue a new ...

    PARIS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A customs operation of an unequalled scale was carried out in April of this year in 23 African countries.  More than one billion articles and in particular 550 million ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. She told the Russian daily Kommersant: "There were very many deaths in the countryside, and our customs dictate that we bury our dead right away, before sunset."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Roza Otunbayeva Source: Sky News

  2. "When the soul of a nation finally speaks, the institutions that arise may reflect customs and traditions very different from our own. America will not impose our own style of government on the unwilling. Our goal instead is to help others find...
    on Jan 20, 2005 By: President Bush Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  3. "They are bringing operatives into that region for training -- operatives that wouldn't attract your attention if they were going through the customs line at Dulles (airport outside Washington) with you when you were coming back from overseas,"...
    on Mar 30, 2008 By: Michael Hayden Source: Reuters

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