Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Ad valo’rem.

 Ad unum omnes.Ad vitam aut cupam. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ad valo’rem.
According to the price charged. Some custom - duties vary according to the different values of the goods imported. Thus, at one time teas paid duty ad valorem, the high-priced tea paying more duty than that of a lower price.   1

 Ad unum omnes.Ad vitam aut cupam. 

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