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ad valorem

[ad vuh-lawr-uh m, -lohr-] /æd vəˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-/
adjective, adverb
1.
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).
Origin of ad valorem
< Latin: literally, according to the worth
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ad valorem

/æd vəˈlɔːrəm/
adjective, adverb
1.
(of taxes) in proportion to the estimated value of the goods taxed Abbreviation ad val, a.v., A/V
Word Origin
from Latin
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ad valorem

type of customs duties, 1711, Latin, "in proportion to the value" (see value).

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