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degressive

[dih-gres-iv] /dɪˈgrɛs ɪv/
adjective
1.
pertaining to a form of taxation in which the rate diminishes gradually on sums below a certain fixed amount.
Origin of degressive
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; degress(ion) + -ive
Related forms
degressively, adverb
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  • degressive tariffs have certainly played a part in the spread of colonization during the years antecedent to 1912.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • Weight charges levied on newspapers should at least be on a degressive scale.

  • In contrast to this, the two other cases are called retrogressive and degressive mutability.

    Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others

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