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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A custom or usage that has acquired the force of law.

Usage examples (18)
  • Then came nepenthe and scholium, aleatoric and consuetude.
  • Mont – Fitchet, “the stain hath become engrained by time and consuetude; let thy reformation be cautious, as it is just and wise.”
  • And therefore, least by over-long consuetude, something should take life, which might be converted to a bad construction, and by our country demourance for so many...
  • I am not alleging that a pervasive consuetude fraudium grips the entire scientific community. for more
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