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revenue tariff Line breaks: rev|enue tar¦iff

Definition of revenue tariff in English:


A tariff imposed principally to raise government revenue rather than to protect domestic industries.
Example sentences
  • He has special contempt for those free traders who would argue for the substitution of a protective tariff with a revenue tariff.
  • The specter of renewed conflict led Southern members of both parties to support a moderate revenue tariff with incidental protection as a way to diversify the Southern economy, particularly in the older seaboard states.
  • Even the most ardent free traders in the cotton states expressed hopes that a Confederate revenue tariff would provide incidental protection against Northern goods.
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