Draw"back` (?), n.


A lose of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature.

The avarie of Henry VII . . . . must be deemed a drawback from the wisdom ascribed to him. Hallam.

2. Com.

Money paid back or remitted; especially, a certain amount of duties or customs, sometimes the whole, and sometimes only a part, remitted or paid back by the government, on the exportation of the commodities on which they were levied.



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