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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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On the natural and social factors causing the infection risk, the regions ranking on the epidemiological risk levels were classified into two groups on the basis of epidemiological data: (a) areas with high risk of infection (Zelenovsky, Burlinsky, Akzhaik, Terektinsky, Taskalinsky, Chingirlausky areas of the region, and Uralsk city) are confined to the forest area and parts of forest steppe in the valley of flood basins with well-developed river net, fish infection rate, developed fishing, and people's morbidity rate level; and (b) areas with low risk of infection (Bokeyordinsky, Zhangalinsky, Zhanibeksky, Kaztalovsky, Karatobinsky, and Syrymsky), occupying steppe zones with less water content, slightly developed fishing, and lack of infected fish.
We have found that there were no significant differences in the structure of morbidity rate in the comparing groups, even though were observed certain distinctions, which are shown in Figure 2.
The amebiasis morbidity rate among Afghans is estimated at 3% of the population.
In analysing the data, we excluded patients admitted routinely to the intensive care unit for observation following delivery Therefore, there were 25 patients with an organ system dysfunction that resulted in a severe morbidity rate of 11.6%.
The impact of this cohort effect should be considered when projecting future morbidity rate changes in the underlying population.
Age has been identified as the only significant factor increasing the morbidity rate after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a recent retrospective multivariate analysis [8].
The maternal morbidity rate was 8.1% overall: 1.3% of women had major complications (hysterectomy, uterine rupture, or operative injury) and 6.9% had minor complications (fever, blood transfusion, or abdominal wound infection).
WASHINGTON--Approximately 18,000 men over age 55 are participating in a seven-year study that researchers hope will determine whether the drug finasteride is effective in preventing prostate cancer, a condition that has a particularly high morbidity rate among blacks.
Technical and other types of skilled workers also have a high morbidity rate. Professionals have the lowest morbidity rate by occupation.
Lack ofaccess to quality birthing facilities, especially in rural areas contributes to the increasing morbidity rate, according to a health professional from the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS).Dr.
Rashid Ahmed Khan said that the chronic necrotizing aspergillus's has a significant morbidity rate and if left untreated, this condition has a significant mortality rate.
However, the overall morbidity rate was lower for the endoscopic group.