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Topic: TAX

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Italian
Origin: tariffa, from Arabic ta'rif 'list of money to be paid'

tariff

noun
     
tar‧iff [countable]
1PET a tax on goods coming into a country or going out of a country
tariff on
The government may impose tariffs on imports.
2 British EnglishDFB a list of fixed prices charged by a hotel or restaurant, for example for the cost of meals or rooms
3 British English a list or system of prices which mobile phone companies charge for the services they provide
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