from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. In proportion to the value: ad valorem duties on imported goods.
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- adj. Measured by or in proportion to value.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A term used to denote a duty or charge laid upon goods, at a certain rate per cent upon their value, as stated in their invoice, -- in opposition to a specific sum upon a given quantity or number.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- According to value.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in proportion to the estimated value of the goods taxed
New Latin ad valōrem : Latin ad, to, according to + Late Latin valōrem, accusative of valor, value.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)