American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A system by which all revenue is derived from a tax on one thing, especially land.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Pol. Econ.) A tax levied upon land alone, irrespective of improvements, -- advocated by certain economists as the sole source of public revenue.
- n. a system of taxation in which a tax is levied on a single commodity (usually land)
“By better methods of cultivation, by removal of legal and official interferences, and by lightening the public burdens through the abolition of all existing taxes and of the existing system of collecting them through farmers-general, and the institution instead of a single tax on the net product of the soil, to be collected directly by responsible officials.”
“In the first instance, the honest exhorter who fell upon his knees before my astonished eyes, was an advocate of single tax upon land values.”
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