ad valorem

ad valorem

[ad vuh-lawr-uhm, -lohr-]
adjective, adverb
in proportion to the value (used especially of duties on imports that are fixed at a percentage of the value as stated on the invoice).

< Latin: literally, according to the worth Unabridged
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ad valorem (æd vəˈlɔːrəm)
adj, —adv
ad val, a.v., Abbreviation: A/V (of taxes) in proportion to the estimated value of the goods taxed
[from Latin]

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Word Origin & History

ad valorem
type of customs duties, 1711, L. "in proportion to the value."
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