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service charge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, Buildings
service chargeˈservice ˌcharge noun [countable]  1 British EnglishDFDL an amount of money that is added to a bill in a restaurant as an extra charge for the service of the waiters2 British EnglishTBB an amount of money paid to the owner of a block of flats for services such as cleaning the stairs3 American English an amount of money that is added to the price of something in order to pay for the services that you use when buying it syn booking fee British English There’s a service charge for advance tickets.
Examples from the Corpus
service chargeIs there a service charge on top of the labor charge?Speaking at the beginning of June the Minister reported that the debt from rent and service charge boycotts totalled R1,500 million.When dealing with leasehold property, it is also necessary to deal with the apportionments of any service charge liability.No tipping is allowed, but there is an 18-percent service charge.The service charge for advance tickets is $1 per ticket.
From Longman Business Dictionaryservice chargeˈservice charge1[countable]PROPERTY an amount of money paid to the owner of a rented block of offices for services such as cleaning and repairing the buildingThe firm negotiated a 25-year lease at a cost of £400,000 a year, including rates and service charge.2[countable]FINANCE an amount of money paid to a company, especially a bank, for arranging something such as a loan or special service for a customerA service charge is made on each withdrawal from the account.3British EnglishCOMMERCE an amount of money added to a bill in a restaurant and given to the people who serve the food. A service charge is usually 10 or 15% of the total bill charge
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