Part of speech: noun

A schedule of charges; system of duties to be paid for import or export of goods.

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Usage examples "tariff":

  1. From the year 1887 or '88 till the Tariff Reform controversy, I was on very intimate terms, social as well as political, with Mr. Chamberlain. - "The Adventure of Living", John St. Loe Strachey.
  2. Mr. Clay, by his tariff compromise with Mr. Calhoun, abandoned his own American system. - "Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.", Josiah Quincy.
  3. Between 1828 and 1842 the tariff was gradually lowered. - "Problems in American Democracy", Thames Ross Williamson.