Customs Definition

Taxes imposed on imports and exports; the United States Constitution prohibits Congress from imposing taxes on goods exported from a state. Also called duties.
Webster's New World Law
The agency or procedure for collecting such taxes, or the place where they are collected.
Webster's New World Law

Plural form of custom.

The Ancient Egyptian culture had many distinctive and interesting beliefs and customs.

(plural only) The duties or taxes imposed on imported or exported goods.

We had to pay customs of £200 on all the wine we took back from France.

(singular) The government department or agency that is authorised to collect the taxes imposed on imported goods.

We got pulled over by customs on our way back from France - we only had 200 bottles of wine - it was so unfair.
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