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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French consuetude, from Latin cōnsuētūdō (custom), from cōnsuēscō (accustom, habituate; accustom oneself), corresponding to con- (with) + suēscō (become accustomed). Doublet of custom. Doublet of costume.

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NounEdit

consuetude (countable and uncountable, plural consuetudes)

  1. Custom, familiarity.
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
      “the stain hath become engrained by time and consuetude; let thy reformation be cautious, as it is just and wise.”

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cōnsuētūdō (custom), whence also coustume, costume.

NounEdit

consuetude f (oblique plural consuetudes, nominative singular consuetude, nominative plural consuetudes)

  1. custom