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  • custom — /kus teuhm/, n. 1. a habitual practice; the usual way of acting in given circumstances. 2. habits or usages collectively; convention. 3. a practice so long established that it has the force of law. 4. such practices collectively. 5. Sociol. a… …   Universalium

  • custom — cus•tom [[t]ˈkʌs təm[/t]] n. 1) a habitual practice; the usual way of acting in given circumstances 2) habits or usages collectively; convention 3) a practice so long established that it has the force of law 4) such practices collectively 5) +law …   From formal English to slang

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  • in|no|va|tion — «IHN uh VAY shuhn», noun. 1. a change made in the established way of doing things: »The new principal made many innovations. The scheme of a Colony revenue by British authority appeared therefore to the Americans in the light of a great… …   Useful english dictionary

  • custom — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. practice, use, usage, wont, fashion, precedent, rule; habit, mores, convention; patronage, support, trade; (pl.) [import] duties. See conformity, price, regularity, plan. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A… …   English dictionary for students

  • procedure — noun Etymology: French procédure, from Middle French, from proceder Date: circa 1611 1. a. a particular way of accomplishing something or of acting b. a step in a procedure 2. a. a series of steps followed in a regular definite order < legal… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • custom, practice, habit — Each of these words refers to an accustomed or established way of doing things. Each can be applied to the activities of people, animals, or entire communities. Custom refers particularly to the practice and preservation of social activity or… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • ECONOMIC AFFAIRS — THE PRE MANDATE (LATE OTTOMAN) PERIOD Geography and Borders In September 1923 a new political entity was formally recognized by the international community. Palestine, or Ereẓ Israel as Jews have continued to refer to it for 2,000 years,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Heraclitus — Catherine Osborne No philosopher before Socrates can have had such a profound influence on so many generations of subsequent thinkers as Heraclitus. Nor can any thinker, probably in the whole history of philosophy, have inspired such a wide range …   History of philosophy

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