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Meaning of TARIFF

Pronunciation:  'tareef

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
  2. [v]  charge a tariff, as for imported goods
 

TARIFF is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: duty
 
 See Also: countervailing duty, custom, customs, customs duty, export duty, import duty, impost, octroi, protective tariff, revenue enhancement, revenue tariff, tax, tax, taxation, tonnage, tonnage duty, tunnage

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tar"iff\, n.
    A tariff may be imposed solely for, and with reference to,
    the production of revenue (called a
    
    {revenue tariff}, or
    
    {tariff for revenue}, or for the artificial fostering of home
       industries (
    
    {a projective tariff}), or as a means of coercing foreign
       governments, as in case of
    
    {retaliatory tariff}.
    
    
  2. \Tar"iff\, n. [F. tarif; cf. Sp. & Pg. tarifa, It.
    tariffa; all fr. Ar. ta'r[=i]f information, explanation,
    definition, from 'arafa, to know, to inform, explain.]
    1. A schedule, system, or scheme of duties imposed by the
       government of a country upon goods imported or exported;
       as, a revenue tariff; a protective tariff; Clay's
       compromise tariff. (U. S. 1833).
    
    Note: The United States and Great Britain impose no duties on
          exports; hence, in these countries the tariff refers
          only to imports.
    
    2. The duty, or rate of duty, so imposed; as, the tariff on
       wool; a tariff of two cents a pound.
    
    3. Any schedule or system of rates, changes, etc.; as, a
       tariff of fees, or of railroad fares. --Bolingbroke.
    
    
  3. \Tar"iff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tariffed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Tariffing}.]
    To make a list of duties on, as goods.
    
    
 

 

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