(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. practice, use, usage, wont, fashion, precedent, rule; habit, mores, convention; patronage, support, trade; (pl.) [import] duties. See conformity, price, regularity, plan.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A habitual action]
Syn. habit, practice, usage, wont, fashion, routine, precedent, use, habitude, form, consuetude, addiction, rule, procedure, manner, observance, characteristic, second nature, matter of course, beaten path*, rut*; see also method 2 , system 2 .
Ant. irregularity, strangeness*, newness.
2. [A traditional action]
Syn. manner, way, mode, method, system, style, vogue, fashion, convention, habit, rule, practice, precedent, formality, form, mold, established way of doing things, pattern, design, type, taste, character, routine, ritual, rite, ceremony, attitude, immemorial usage, observance, social usage, mores, dictates of society, familiar way, unwritten law, etiquette, conventionality, second nature, conventionalism, matter of course; see also tradition 1 .
Ant. deviation, departure*, shift.
3. [The whole body of tradition]
Syn. inheritance, folkways, mores; see culture 2 .
See Synonym Study at habit .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. practice habit, convention, rule, fashion, mode, routine, way, law, *right thing to do. ''The plague of wise men and the idol of fools.''—Thomas Fuller. ''The great guide to human life.''—David Hume.
2. tax levy, toll, tariff.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A habitual way of behaving: consuetude, habit, habitude, manner, practice, praxis, usage, usance, use, way, wont. See USUAL. 2. The commercial transactions of customers with a supplier: business, patronage, trade, traffic. See TRANSACTIONS. II adjective Made according to the specifications of the buyer: custom-built, customized, custom-made, made-to-order, tailor-made. See AGREE.

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