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ad valorem

[ ad vuh-lawr-uhm, -lohr- ]
/ æd vəˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr- /
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adjective, adverb
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

ad valorem
/ (æd vəˈlɔːrəm) /

adjective, adverb
(of taxes) in proportion to the estimated value of the goods taxedAbbreviation: ad val, a.v., A/V

Word Origin for ad valorem

from Latin
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