tariff

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Etymology[edit]

From French tarif, from Italian tariffa, from Ottoman Turkish تعرفه (ta'rife), from Arabic تَعْرِفَة (taʿrifa(t), tariff, rate), from the root ع ر ف (ʿ-r-f).

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tariff (plural tariffs)

  1. a system of government-imposed duties levied on imported or exported goods; a list of such duties, or the duties themselves
  2. a schedule of rates, fees or prices
  3. (UK) a sentence determined according to a scale of standard penalties for certain categories of crime

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Verb[edit]

tariff (third-person singular simple present tariffs, present participle tariffing, simple past and past participle tariffed)

  1. (transitive) to levy a duty on (something)

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