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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tariff \Tar"iff\, noun [F. tarif; cf. Sp. & Pg. tarifa, It. tariffa; all fr. Ar. ta'r[imac]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.

Note: 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}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tariff \Tar"iff\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Tariffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tariffing}.] To make a list of duties on, as goods.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries" [syn: {duty}, {tariff}]


1: charge a tariff; "tariff imported goods"

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