rate


rate
rate n
1: a fixed ratio between two things
2: a charge, payment, or price fixed according to a ratio, scale, or standard: as
a: a charge per unit of a commodity provided by a public utility
b: a charge per unit of freight or passenger service see also joint rate
c: a unit charge or ratio used in assessing property taxes
3 a: a quantity, amount, or degree of something measured per unit of something else
b: an amount of payment or charge based on another amount; specif: the amount of premium per unit of insurance
rate vt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

rate
I noun amount, assessment, charge, cost, expense, fare, fee, hire, magno, obligation, pace, parvo emere, payment, price, quotation, standard, tempo, valuation, value, velocity, worth associated concepts: legal rate of interest, rate of exchange II verb aestimare, appraise, apprize, assess, calculate, class, classify, compute, determine, esteem, estimate, evaluate, figure, fix the price of, gauge, grade, judge, measure, merit, price, quantify, rank, reckon, set a value on, tag, value, weigh III index amount (sum), assess (appraise), assessment (levy), calculate, caliber (quality), charge (cost), charge (assess), classify, criticize (evaluate), differential, duty (tax), earnings, estimate (approximate cost), estimate, evaluate, expense (cost), frequency, gauge, inveigh, measure, organize (arrange), par (face amount), pigeonhole, price, rebuke, reprehend, worth

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


rate
n.
(1) A measure or value relative to some other measure or value; a proportion.
(2) A price; a fee; a charge per unit of service or goods.
v.
To measure or assess according to a standard.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


rate
n. A fixed or stated price for a specified unit of a commodity or service, such as $2 per pound or $9 per hour; a percentage of an amount, such as
5 percent interest on capital; a relative or proportional value.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


rate
Value, measure, or degree; a charge, payment, or price determined through the application of a mathematical formula or based upon a scale or standard.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


rate
Value, measure, or degree; a charge, payment, or price determined through the application of a mathematical formula or based upon a scale or standard.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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