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use and wont

Definition of use and wont in English:

formal Established custom: the painter followed the religious use and wont of his time
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  • The law of use and wont is soon established.
  • He was in favour of local plate-glass insurance and a ‘black-list,’ and, in regard to holidays, said that use and wont was a great thing with the public.
  • He was to begin in favour of continuing use and wont, yet when the Directory was adopted he honourably accepted its guidance and ruling.
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