Definitions of tariff

  1. To make a list of duties on, as goods.
  2. To make a list of duties on, as on imported goods.
  3. To make a list of duties payable on merchandise.
  4. charge a tariff; " tariff imported goods"
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. The duty, or rate of duty, so imposed; as, the tariff on wool; a tariff of two cents a pound.
  8. Any schedule or system of rates, changes, etc.; as, a tariff of fees, or of railroad fares.
  9. A schedule of duties or taxes placed by a government on goods coming into, or going out of the country; a tax or duty levied or charged according to such a schedule; any schedule or system of rates, charges, etc.
  10. A list or table of goods with the duties or customs to be paid for the same, either on importation or exportation; a list or table of duties or customs to be paid on goods imported or exported whether such duties are imposed by the government of a country or agreed on by the governments of two countries holding commerce with each other; the principal of a tariff depends upon the commercial policy of the state by which it is framed, and the details are constantly fluctuating with the change of interests and the wants of the community, or in pursuance of commercial treaties with other states: a table or scale of charges generally: in the United States, the term applied to a law of Congress fixing the import duties.
  11. System of duties on imports; table of such duties.
  12. A table or book of rates or duties to be paid on goods imported or exported.
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