Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A postoffice where customs duties are paid.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In administrative law. The house or office where commodities are entered for importation or exportation; where the duties, bounties, or drawbacks payable or receivable upon such importation or exportation are paid or received; and where ships are cleared out, etc. Custom-house broker. One whose occupation it is, as the agent of others, to arrange entries and other custom-house papers, or transact business, at any port of entry, relating to the importation or exportation of goods, wares, or merchandise. 14 St. at L Custom is the best interpreter of the law. 4 Inst. 75; 2 Eden, 74; McKeen v. Delaney, 5 Cranch, 32, 3 L. Ed. 25; Mc-Ferran v. Powers, 1 Serg. & R. (Pat) 106.