Customs meaning

(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.

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Taxes imposed on imports and exports; the United States Constitution prohibits Congress from imposing taxes on goods exported from a state. Also called duties.
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(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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The agency or procedure for collecting such taxes, or the place where they are collected.
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Plural form of custom.

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

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