Impost vs Custom - What's the difference?

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Impost is a synonym of custom.


As nouns the difference between impost and custom

is that impost is a tax, tariff or duty that is imposed, especially on merchandise or impost can be the top part of a column or pillar that supports an arch while custom is frequent repetition of the same behavior; way of behavior common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing, living or behaving.

As an adjective custom is

made in a different way from usual, specially to fit one's needs.

As a verb custom is

(obsolete|transitive) to make familiar; to accustom.

impost

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) impost, from (etyl) impositus, past participle of .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A tax, tariff or duty that is imposed, especially on merchandise.
  • * 2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 56:
  • New universal direct taxes had to be introduced [...], while the burden of indirect taxes was also made heavier, with new imposts being levied on an ensemble of items ranging from playing cards to wigs.
  • The top member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the weight of an arch rests.
  • (horse racing, slang) The weight that must be carried by a horse in a race, the handicap.
  • See also

    * imposter, impostor, impose

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) imposta, from (etyl) imposta

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The top part of a column or pillar that supports an arch.
  • custom

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Frequent repetition of the same behavior; way of behavior common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing, living or behaving.
  • :* And teach customs which are not lawful. Acts xvi. 21 .
  • :* Moved beyond his custom , Gama said. .
  • :* A custom More honored in the breach than the observance. Shakespeare
  • Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.
  • * Let him have your custom , but not your votes. - .
  • (legal) Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription.
  • * Usage is a fact. Custom' is a law. There can be no '''custom''' without usage, though there may be usage without '''custom . ''Wharton .
  • (obsolete) Familiar acquaintance; familiarity.
  • * Age can not wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. Shakespeare
  • The customary toll, tax, or tribute.
  • * Render, therefore, to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom' to whom '''custom . ''Rom. xiii. 7 .
  • Created under particular specifications, specialized, unique, custom-made
  • Synonyms

    * fashion * habit * wone * practice * usage * wont * See also:

    Derived terms

    * custom made

    Adjective

    (-)
  • made in a different way from usual, specially to fit one's needs
  • My feet are as big as powerboats, so I need custom shoes.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To make familiar; to accustom.
  • (Gray)
  • (obsolete) To supply with customers.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • (obsolete) To pay the customs of.
  • (obsolete) To have a custom.
  • :* On a bridge he custometh to fight. .