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customs  


      n   functioning as sing or pl  
1    duty on imports or exports  
2    the government department responsible for the collection of these duties  
3    the part of a port, airport, frontier station, etc., where baggage and freight are examined for dutiable goods and contraband  
4    the procedure for examining baggage and freight, paying duty, etc.  
5    (as modifier)  
customs officer     


customs union  
      n   an association of nations which promotes free trade within the union and establishes common tariffs on trade with nonmember nations  
Spanish customs   , practices  
      pl n  
Informal   irregular practices among a group of workers to gain increased financial allowances, reduced working hours, etc.,   (Also called)    old Spanish customs, practices  
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