(obsolete) To make familiar; to accustom.
(obsolete) To supply with customers.
Other Word Forms of Custom
Origin of Custom
From Middle English custume, from Anglo-Norman custume, from Old French coustume, from Vulgar Latin *cōnsuētūmen, from Latin cōnsuētūdinem, accusative singular of cōnsuētūdō (“custom, habit”), from cōnsuēscō (“accustom, habituate”), from con- (“with”) + suēscō (“become used or accustomed”), inchoative form of sueō (“I am accustomed”), perhaps from suus (“one's own, his own”); see consuetude. Displaced native Middle English wune, wone (“custom, habit, practice”) (from Old English wuna (“custom, habit, practice, rite”)), Middle English side, sid (“custom”) (from Old English sidu, sido (“custom, note, manner”)), Middle English cure (“custom, choice, preference”) (from Old English cyre (“choice, choosing, free will”)).
Middle English custume from Old French costume from Latin cōnsuētūdō cōnsuētūdin- from cōnsuētus past participle of cōnsuēscere to accustom com- intensive pref. com– suēscere to become accustomed s(w)e- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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