Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as poll-tax.

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Examples

  • In some places, whatever is bestowed on them, is raised by a charitable contribution; and though this way may seem uncertain, yet so merciful are the inclinations of that people, that they are plentifully supplied by it; but in other places, public revenues are set aside for them; or there is a constant tax of a poll-money raised for their maintenance.

    Utopia

  • Roman sword, and so, as other nations, made subject to the Roman yoke, and became a province of the empire; accordingly, toll, tribute, and custom, were demanded from them, and sometimes poll-money.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Perhaps it was a poll-money that was required, and then, their sons and their daughters being many, it rose the higher.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume II (Joshua to Esther)

  • The silver was levied by way of tax; every man was assessed half a shekel, a kind of poll-money, which amounted in the whole to 100 talents, and 1775 shekels over, v. 25, 26.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • They were numbered a little before this, when their poll-money was paid for the service of the tabernacle, Exod. xxxviii.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • Libanus tax free; and the same I would have observed as to those other materials which will be necessary, in order to render the temple more glorious; and let all of that nation live according to the laws of their own country; and let the senate, and the priests, and the scribes of the temple, and the sacred singers, be discharged from poll-money and the crown tax and other taxes also.

    Antiquities of the Jews

  • They suffer no other uneasiness but this of constant labour; for, as they work for the public, so they are well entertained out of the public stock, which is done differently in different places: in some places whatever is bestowed on them is raised by a charitable contribution; and, though this way may seem uncertain, yet so merciful are the inclinations of that people, that they are plentifully supplied by it; but in other places public revenues are set aside for them, or there is a constant tax or poll-money raised for their maintenance.

    Utopia

  • They said to him: "Thou art our king in all that concerns service, taxes, poll-money, and tribute, but with respect to thy present command thou art only Nebuchadnezzar.

    The Legends of the Jews — Volume 4

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