What does the word tariff mean?

Usage examples for tariff

  1. Mr. Clay, by his tariff compromise with Mr. Calhoun, abandoned his own American system. – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  2. 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 by John St. Loe Strachey
  3. Between 1828 and 1842 the tariff was gradually lowered. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
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