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Consuetude   Listen

A custom or usage that has acquired the force of law.

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"Consuetude" Quotes from Famous Books

... vau, ab ipsius voce profectum teste Varrone et Didymo, qui id ei nomen esse ostendunt. Pro quo Caesar hanc [Greek letter: digamma rotated 90 degress] figuram scribi voluit, quod quamvis illi recte visum est tamen consuetude antiqua superavit. Adeo autem hoc verum est quod pro Aeolico digamma [Greek ...
— The Roman Pronunciation of Latin • Frances E. Lord

... they, of realmes and lawes pronounced and admitted in this behalfe, long consuetude and custorne, together with felicitie of some women in their empires haue established their authoritie[144]. To whome, I answer, that nether may the tyrannie of princes, nether the foolishnes of people, nether wicked lawes made against God, nether ...
— The First Blast of the Trumpet against the monstrous regiment - of Women • John Knox

... said Mont-Fitchet, "the stain hath become engrained by time and consuetude; let thy reformation be cautious, as it is ...
— Ivanhoe - A Romance • Walter Scott

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