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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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Tea was still on ration until 1952 while 1953 saw the end of sugar and egg rationing and in 1954 cheese and meats finally came off ration as well.
What they can't ration, though, are her thoughts and she remains determined to embarrass a military regime that lives in fear of her influence.
He said: "The new rations will double the amount of available menus and remove the need for supplements.
Speaking from southern Afghanistan, the source told the Daily Post: "There are close to 100 people in one FOB serving in Afghanistan that have not had any fresh rations in over 40 days.
Orders for the bars soared quickly, and on January 2, 1942, the army ordered 300,000 four-ounce D Ration bars.
The importance of working with an accurate prediction of dry matter/feed intake when balancing rations cannot be overstated.
As an aid in properly balancing the rations, it is useful to divide our common feeds into two classes.
Recently, both the Marines and Army soldiers have requested First Strike rations developed by the Combat Feeding program.
"I remember going to queue for rations on Chillingham Road in Newcastle.
How does the WFP take-home rations project help girls' education?
Under European Union rules the passengers are legally entitled to bring in an EU ration and a tax-free ration, according to the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.