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Tax meaning

tax - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority.
  2. 2. A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses.
  3. 3. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
  4. 4. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.
  5. 5. Charge; censure.
  6. 6. A lesson to be learned; a task.
  7. 7. To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of government.
  8. 8. To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
  9. 9. To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; - often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride.
  10. 10. Rate assessed on property or persons for public uses; anything imposed or exacted.
  11. 11. To lay a tax on; burden; accuse.

tax - examples of usage

  1. The penny receipt duty, again, is in this respect a good tax, because when a person is receiving money he is sure to be able to spare one penny for the State, and he is generally so glad to get his money that he thinks nothing of the penny. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  2. Thus there seems to be no sufficient reason why the government should make people pay the income- tax in January, when they are likely to have plenty of other bills to pay. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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