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Definition of Tariff


  1. 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. 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).
  3. The duty, or rate of duty, so imposed; as, the tariff on wool; a tariff of two cents a pound.
  4. Any schedule or system of rates, changes, etc.; as, a tariff of fees, or of railroad fares.
  5. To make a list of duties on, as goods.
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Tariff Translations

tariff in French is tarif, tarifaire
tariff in German is Tarif, verzollen, Tarif
tariff in Italian is addaziare, tariffa
tariff in Spanish is tarifa, arancel, aduanar
tariff in Swedish is tulltaxa, taxa