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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A list or system of duties imposed by a government on imported or exported goods.
  • n. A duty or duties so imposed.
  • n. A schedule of prices or fees.
  • transitive v. To fix a duty or price on.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a system of government-imposed duties levied on imported or exported goods; a list of such duties, or the duties themselves
  • n. a schedule of rates, fees or prices
  • n. a sentence determined according to a scale of standard penalties for certain categories of crime
  • v. to levy a duty on (something)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A schedule, system, or scheme of duties imposed by the government of a country upon goods imported or exported
  • n. The duty, or rate of duty, so imposed
  • n. Any schedule or system of rates, changes, etc..
  • transitive v. To make a list of duties on, as goods.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a list of duties on, as on imported goods.
  • To put a valuation upon.
  • n. A list or table of goods with the duties or customs to be paid on them, either on importation or on exportation; a list or table of duties or customs to be paid on goods imported or exported.
  • n. A duty, or the duties collectively, imposed according to such a list, table, or scale.
  • n. A table or scale of charges generally: as, a telegraph tariff.
  • n. A law regulating import duties: as, the tariff of 1824.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a government tax on imports or exports
  • v. charge a tariff

Etymologies

Italian tariffa, from Old Italian, from Arabic ta'rīf, notification, infinitive of 'arrafa, to announce, derived stem of 'arafa, to know; see ʿrp in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian tariffa, from Arabic تعاريف (taʕārif, "fees to be paid"). (Wiktionary)

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