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Drawback

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Something to set against the profits or advantages of a concern. In commerce, it is duty charged on goods paid back again when the goods are exported.

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“It is only on goods into which dutiable commodities have entered in large proportion and obvious ways that drawbacks are allowed.”—H. George: Protection or Free Trade? chap ix. p. 92.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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