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revenue tariff

noun

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


revenue tariff

noun

  1. a tariff for the purpose of producing public revenue Compare protective tariff


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Word History and Origins

Origin of revenue tariff1

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20

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Example Sentences

The revenue tariff law passed by the Democrats in 1846 was not changed until the still lower tariff of 1857 was enacted.

From that campaign forward the Democrats appeared to favor a "revenue tariff" in their platforms.

One cannot help hoping that some one may be reasonable enough to suggest the idea of a Revenue Tariff.

Under a revenue tariff railroad iron was sold for less than two-thirds of its present cost.

A revenue tariff with incidental protectionism is a solecism.

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