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revenue tariff

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noun
  1. a tariff or duty imposed on imports primarily to produce public revenue.

Origin of revenue tariff

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for revenue tariff

revenue tariff

noun
  1. a tariff for the purpose of producing public revenueCompare protective tariff
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