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Meaning of TARIFF

Pronunciation:  'tareef

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.