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

    Customary or ordinary course of conduct.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A disposition or condition of the body or mind acquired by custom or a usual repetition of the same act or function. Knickerbocker L. Ins. Co, v. Foley, 105 U. S. 354, 26 L. Ed. 1055; Conner v. Citizens' St. R. Co.., 146 Ind. 430, 45 N. E. 662; State v. Skillicorn, 104 Iowa, 97, 73 N. W. 503; State v. Robinson. Ill Ala. 482, 20 South. 30.
    —Habit and repute. By the law of Scotland, marriage may be established by "habit and repute" where the parties cohabit and are at the same time held and reputed as man and wife. See Bell. The same rule obtains in some of the United States.