The definition for Ad Valorem:
"According to value." A method of taxation using the value of the thing taxed to determine the amount of tax. Taxes can be either "Ad Valorem" or "Specific." Example: A tax of $5.00 per $1000.00 of value per house is "Ad Valorom," A tax of S5.00 per house (irrespective of value) is "Specific."
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