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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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Cerebrovascular Disease had the second highest crude rate among the 49 discrete conditions.
Considering the estimated population of the State in 201215 and the total number of cases, the crude rate for Minas Gerais in 2012 was 3.87 deaths per one hundred thousand inhabitants.
Table 6 presents annual values of crude rates of hospitalization due to bronchiectasis over the years 2000-2011.
Among the 28 ER negative patients, the crude rate of regional and distant recurrence was 7.1% and 3.6%, respectively.
The crude labor force participation rate LFPR for a given year t can be expressed as a function of the age-adjusted labor force participation rate AALFPR for that year, plus the effects on the crude rate introduced by each age group:
Philadelphia vital statistics, for instance, reported just eighteen homicides in 1900 (for 1899), yielding a crude rate of 1.4.
EU divorces are running at a crude rate of around 1.8 per 1,000 population with a high of 2.7 in Finland.
The crude rate expressed in (3) explicitly shows the nature of compositional effect.
While the government has maintained that international factors like global crude rate and a strengthening dollar are driving up prices, the opposition has been using this as ammunition against the government ahead of several state elections later this year and the Lok Sabha elections next year.
In 2010, there were 148 drug induced deaths in Puerto Rico (crude rate 4.0 per 100,000 persons), which is relatively low compared to the overall U.S.
Indigenously acquired infection with SE4 was reported at a crude rate of 0.5 cases/100,000 population in 1982.
Heavy crude oil is cheaper compared to soft crude oil procured at the benchmark Brent crude rate. Through the past one year, the difference between Brent crude oil and the Dubai variety has narrowed from $6 a barrel to $2.32 a barrel.