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The list of items upon which a duty is imposed when they are imported into the United States, together with the rates at which such articles are taxed.
The term tariff is also used in reference to the actual custom or duty payable on such items.
tariffthe level of punishment imposed or recommended for a criminal offence.
TARIFF. Customs, duties, toll. or tribute payable upon merchandise to the
general government is called tariff; the rate of customs, &c. also bears
this name and the list of articles liable to duties is also called the
2. For the tariff of duties imposed on the importation of foreign merchandise into the United States.