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
n an association of nations which promotes free trade within the union and establishes common tariffs on trade with nonmember nations
Spanish customs , practices
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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