Definitions of usance

n the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)

Type of:
period, period of time, time period
an amount of time

n accepted or habitual practice

custom, usage
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a custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens
Anglicism, Britishism
a custom that is peculiar to England or its citizens
a custom or usage that has acquired the force of law
a custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child
a custom that is peculiar to Germany or its citizens
habit, use
(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
the custom in some Islamic societies of women dressing modestly outside the home
rite, ritual
any customary observance or practice
stereotyped behavior
second nature
acquired behavior that is practiced so long it seems innate
betrothal, espousal
the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
marriage, marriage ceremony, wedding
the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
rite of passage
a ritual performed in some cultures at times when an individual changes status (as from adolescence to adulthood)
the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections
Type of:
pattern, practice
a customary way of operation or behavior
something that survives

n (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing

consumption, economic consumption, use, use of goods and services
conspicuous consumption
buying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth
Type of:
the ability and desire to purchase goods and services

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