from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. In proportion to the value: ad valorem duties on imported goods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)


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