a well-known and regular custom or practice of a particular profession or business Because the sales contract did not clearly describe the terms of delivery, the French merchant followed trade usage to deliver the goods to the Belgian buyer.
- What are the accepted standards of conduct for management established by common usage?
- The court considered local usage when interpreting the agreement.
- The plaintiff sought to rely on usage.
- From general usage, the river became known as the Swan Estuary.