tariff


tariff
tar·iff /'tar-əf/ n [Italian tariffa, from Arabic ta‘rīf notification]
1 a: a schedule of duties imposed by a government on imported or in some countries exported goods
b: a duty or rate of duty imposed in such a schedule
2: a document filed with the appropriate government agency that sets forth the rates, charges, and other provisions pertaining to services furnished by a business (as a carrier) or public utility

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

tariff
I (bill) noun account, itemized account, list, list of items, money's worth, quoted price, price list, scale of prices, table of charges II (duties) noun assessment, duty, excise, impost, levy, schedule of duties, tax III index duty (tax), excise, fare, imposition (tax), levy, tax

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


tariff
n.
A tax or duty imposed on imports and exports; see also customs

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


tariff
n.
1 Term is most frequently used to refer to a customs duty imposed on imported and exported merchandise.
See also customs.
2 A public document that enumerates the services offered by a public utility or carrier (freight company), along with the rates charged for those services.
@ GATT
@ General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade). The 1977 international agreement, signed by all of the major industrial nations and most other nations of the world, the purpose of which was to promote expansion of trade by eliminating tariffs and other trade impediments and by establishing certain regulations promoting fairness. It has since been superseded by the establishment of the World Trade Organization.
+ An international agreement governing imports and exports; predecessor to the World Trade Organization.
@

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


tariff
The list of items upon which a duty is imposed when they are imported into the United States, together with the rates at which such articles are taxed.

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


tariff
The list of items upon which a duty is imposed when they are imported into the United States, together with the rates at which such articles are taxed.

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

Synonyms:
(on imports or on exports)


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  • Tariff — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tariff — [tar′if] n. [It tariffa < Ar taʿ rīf, information, explanation < ʼ arafa, to know, inform] 1. a list or system of taxes placed by a government upon exports or, esp., imports 2. a tax of this kind, or its rate 3. any list or scale of prices …   English World dictionary

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  • Tariff — Tar iff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tariffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tariffing}.] To make a list of duties on, as goods. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tariff — 1590s, arithmetical table, from It. tariffa, M.L. tarifa list of prices, book of rates, from Arabic ta rif information, notification, inventory of fees to be paid, verbal noun from arafa to make known. Meaning official list of customs duties on… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • tariff — tariffless, adj. /tar if/, n. 1. an official list or table showing the duties or customs imposed by a government on imports or exports. 2. the schedule or system of duties so imposed. 3. any duty or rate of duty in such a list or schedule. 4. any …   Universalium

  • tariff — /taeraf/ The list or schedule of articles on which a duty is imposed upon their importation into the United States, with the rates at which they are severally taxed. Also the custom or duty payable on such articles. 19 U.S.C.A. And, derivatively …   Black's law dictionary


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