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service charge

noun [C] uk   us  
an amount of money added to the basic price of something to pay for the cost of dealing with the customer: If you order the tickets by phone you have to pay a $2 service charge as well as $13.50 for each ticket.
Translations of “service charge”
in Chinese (Traditional) 服務費…
in Russian доплата за обслуживание (в ресторане)…
in Turkish servis ücreti…
in Chinese (Simplified) 服务费…
in Polish dodatek za obsługę…
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