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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Usual \U"su*al\, a. [L. usualis, from usus use: cf. F. usuel. See Use, n.] Such as is in common use; such as occurs in ordinary practice, or in the ordinary course of events; customary; ordinary; habitual; common. [1913 Webster] Consultation with oracles was a thing very usual and frequent in their times. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] We can make friends of these usual enemies. --Baxter. [1913 Webster] -- U"su*al*ly, adv. -- U"su*al*ness, n. [1913 Webster]