drawback
noun Date: 1697 1. a refund of duties especially on an imported product subsequently exported or used to produce a product for export 2. an objectionable feature ; disadvantage

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  • drawback — [ drobak ] n. m. • 1755; mot angl. « remise », de to draw « tirer » ♦ Anglic. Comm. internat. Remboursement des droits ou taxes de douane payés lors de l entrée (⇒ importation) de marchandises, lorsqu elles ont servi à fabriquer des produits qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Drawback — Draw back , n. 1. A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature. [1913 Webster] The avarice of Henry VII . . . . must be deemed a drawback from the wisdom ascribed to him …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawback — (engl., spr. Drabäck), 1) Rückzoll, Zollvergütung, welche in England bei großem Export für gewisse Artikel gewährt wird; 2) Zahlungsnachlaß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Drawback — (engl., spr. draobäck), Rückzoll, die Rückvergütung, die bei der Wiederausfuhr verzollter Waren entrichtet wird, im weitern Sinn jede Ausfuhrvergütung, wird gewährt bei der Ausfuhr von bereits durch innere Steuern getroffenen Waren oder von… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Drawback — (engl., spr. drahbäck), Rückzoll, Ausfuhrvergütung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Drawback — (Drahbäck), engl., Rückzoll, Ausfuhrvergütung; Nachlaß bei Baarzahlung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • drawback — I noun damage, decremental, defect, disadvantage, discount, fault, flaw, harm, hurt, impediment, inconvenience, injury, liability, objection, obstacle, prejudice, protest, protestation, qualification, set off II index burden, check (bar), defect …   Law dictionary

  • drawback — hindrance, disadvantage, 1720, from DRAW (Cf. draw) (v.) + BACK (Cf. back) (adv.). The notion is of something that holds back success or activity …   Etymology dictionary

  • drawback — *disadvantage, detriment, handicap Analogous words: *evil, ill: inconvenience, trouble (see INCONVENIENCE): obstruction, hindrance (see corresponding verbs at HINDER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • drawback — [n] disadvantage check, defect, deficiency, detriment, difficulty, disability, evil, failing, fault, flaw, fly in the ointment*, handicap, hindrance, hitch, ill, impediment, imperfection, inconvenience, lack, nuisance, obstacle, shortcoming, snag …   New thesaurus

  • drawback — ► NOUN ▪ a disadvantage or problem …   English terms dictionary

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