consuetude


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consuetude

an established custom or usage, especially one having legal force.
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Area at 1,074 thousand hectare under sugarcane during 2003-04 consuetude 4.92 percent of the aggregate cropped area commanded at 21.85 million hectares in Pakistan.
To visualize the difference, one can look at images of calmness in painting: consuetude is always represented from the back (the Levantine beauties of Ingres) "lifted up from the back while asleep," (43) while alert peace can be read on someone's face (the faces of Vermeer for instance) to "face the adventure of an unknown future, to envisage it in itself, by itself, for itself." (44) Both consuetude and alert peace procure pleasure and both scoff at discipline and rigor.