[ ad vuh-lawr-uhm, -lohr- ]
/ æd vəˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr- /
in proportion to the value (used especially of duties on imports that are fixed at a percentage of the value as stated on the invoice).
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Origin of ad valorem
<Latin: literally, according to the worth
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British Dictionary definitions for ad valorem
/ (æd vəˈlɔːrəm) /
(of taxes) in proportion to the estimated value of the goods taxedAbbreviation: ad val, a.v., A/V
Word Origin for ad valorem
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