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- Ad val.
ad valorem. abbreviation ad valorem Latin ad valorem (in proportion to the value)
- Ad valorem
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). Historical Examples Bicycles entering Belgium pay an ad valorem duty of 12 per cent. Belgium George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond There is an ad valorem duty of 8% […]
- Ad valorem tax
a tax levied according to the value of the property, merchandise, etc., being taxed. Historical Examples An ad valorem tax would most certainly have quite eliminated the fifty, the one hundred, and the two hundred per cents of profit. The American Indian as Slaveholder and Seccessionist Annie Heloise Abel An ad valorem tax is one […]
- Ad verbum
to the word; exact in wording according to an original.
- Ad vitam
for life. Historical Examples Here we see the signification of that burning light around which is written: “ad vitam, non ad horam.” The Heroic Enthusiasts,(1 of 2) (Gli Eroici Furori) Giordano Bruno