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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Custumable, -abill, a. Also: -tummabil, -tymabill. [ME. custum(m)able, OF. custumable. Cf. Customable.]

1. Usual, customary. 1381 Douglas Chart. 29.
Twa hundreth marcis of sterlinges be yhere, to be paiet … at twa termes of the yhere custumable
c1420 Wynt. vi. 738.
Flawndrys in hys dayis wes Relevyd till ane erldwme Wyth custymabill [C. -ummabil] honoure and fredwme
1456 Hay I. 290/25. Ib. II. 2/4.
That he mak the ath that is custumable to be maid tharfore to the pape
1464 Charter (Reg. H.) C.O. No. 59.
Ane annual rent … at tua custumabill termes of the ȝere, Witsonday and Mertimes

2. Liable to pay custom. 1510 Reg. Privy S. I. 326/2.
All … merchandice and custumable gudis awing us custume
1530 Ib. II. 74/1.
All maner of skynnis custumable, als weile cordit as pakkit
1560 Ib. MS. XXX. 39 b.
To … apprehend all gudis custumable transportit and send away vncustumate
1582 Exch. R. XXI. 553.
To tak and resave the custume of all gudis custumabill

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