What is DUTIES?

In its most usual signification this word is the synonym of imposts or customs; but it is sometimes used in a broader sense, as including all manner of taxes,charges, or governmental impositions. Pollock v. Farmers’ L & T. Co., 158 U. S. 601, 15Sup. Ct. 912, 39 L. Ed. 110S; Alexander v. Railroad Co., 3 Strob. (S. C.) 595; Pacific Ins.Co. v. Soule, 7 Wall. 433, 19 L. Ed. 95; Cooley v. Board of Wardens. 12 IIow. 299, 13 L.Ed. 990; Blake v. Baker, 115 Mass. 1S8.

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