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  1. pertaining to a form of taxation in which the rate diminishes gradually on sums below a certain fixed amount.
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Origin of degressive

First recorded in 1905–10; degress(ion) + -ive
Related formsde·gres·sive·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for degressive

Historical Examples of degressive

  • 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