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bonded warehouse

noun

  1. a warehouse for goods held in bond by the government.


bonded warehouse

noun

  1. a warehouse in which dutiable goods are deposited until duty is paid or the goods are cleared for export


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bonded warehouse1

First recorded in 1840–50

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Example Sentences

The duty on this would amount to about 150, and this has to be paid before the tobacco is removed from the bonded warehouse.

His peculiar “racket” is to break open some first-class business house, a bonded warehouse, or the vaults of a bank.

Officers of the United States are stationed at the bonded warehouse during business hours.

There are four immense buildings, of a great many roofs, something like the large tobacco bonded warehouse at the London Docks.

He was to pack everything and store it in a bonded warehouse, where it should remain until he had taken root abroad.

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