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- adj. Paying rates or taxes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Paying a local tax; relating to taxation by assessment.
There was a restricted property qualification for elections to the Boards, based on ownership and ratepaying.
The people were alive at a very early date to the importance of improving the roads; and as far back as 1793 an Act was passed at Niagara, then the seat of government, placing the roads under overseers or road-masters, as they were called, appointed by the ratepaying inhabitants at their annual town meetings.
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The councillors were to be elected directly by ratepaying occupiers, with a saving for the prescriptive rights of existing freemen.
The elective franchise in counties, hitherto confined to freeholders, was to be conferred on £10 copyholders and £50 leaseholders; the borough franchise was to exclude "scot and lot" voters, "potwallopers" and most other survivals of antiquated electorates, but to include ratepaying £10 householders.
These words affect the question as to the right of the ratepaying parishioners of a new district voting for the
Niagara, then the seat of government, placing the roads under overseers or road-masters, as they were called, appointed by the ratepaying inhabitants at their annual town meetings.
He is an asset to the district and the ratepaying public.
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