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Value, measure, or degree; a charge, payment, or price determined through the application of a mathematical formula or based upon a scale or standard.

For example, an interest rate is determined by the ratio between the principal and interest.

Rate is also used synonymously with tax.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

RATE. A public valuation or assessment of every man's estate; or the ascertaining how much tax every one shall pay. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h.t.; Harr. Dig. h.t.; 1 Hopk. C. R. 87.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In another version, Ephraim may simply be asking for the official's advice in choosing a name (replying "raten", which also has the meaning of advice or counsel).
Hore, wie zu Lust und Taten Hear how to joy and actions Altklug sie raten! Precociously they advise!
The conjugation of tragen is identical to that of graben, schlagen, and fahren and that of schlafen to blasen and raten. Even the fifth verb essen only displays a very weak form of suppletion, the doubled prefix in the participle gegessen.
For instance, with reference to the Lamberti-Kirche in Munster, we read: 'The Tailor-King and his Councillors/once hung there in wind and weather;/we'll use the baskets now for diff-/erent majesties altogether' (Der Schneiderkonig sa[Beta] darin/Mit seinen beiden Raten,/Wir abet benutzen die Korbe jetzt/Fur andere Majestaten).
So, for example, the important exchange between the Minister of War and Graf Lande in Act I, Scene 2, in which the Minister of War utters the prophetic words 'Was wir fur unser Vaterland erreichen wollen, konnen wir legal erreichen', and the subsequent exchange between the Banker and his son, in which the latter remarks 'Ich wurde dir raten, auf nationale Diktatur zu setzen' (GW, III, 31), are not contained in the first version and, as Willard argues, were probably added to the second version under Piscator's influence (pp.
(43.) On the East German Uprising, see Armin Mitter and Stefan Wolle, Untergang auf Raten: Unbekannte Kapitel der DDR-Geschichte (Munich: Bertelsmann, 1993); Manfred Hagen, DDR: Juni '53: Die erste Volkserhebung im Stalinismus (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1992); Torsten Diedrich, Der 17.