nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 (de un individuo) habit tenía (la) costumbre de madrugar he was in the habit of getting up early, he used to get up early agarró la costumbre de estudiar por la noche she got into the habit of studying at night tiene por costumbre llamarme a esta hora he usually calls me at this time llegas tarde para no perder la costumbre you're late, as always o/or usual se van perdiendo las buenas costumbres good manners are becoming a thing of the past de costumbre usual se encontraron en el sitio/a la hora de costumbre they met at the usual place/time lo hizo mal, como de costumbre she did it wrong, as usual
- 2 (de un país, pueblo) custom según los usos y costumbres de nuestra región according to the customs and traditions of our region no es costumbre en nuestro país festejar la Navidad it is not customary o/or it is not the custom to celebrate Christmas in our country
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.