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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A system by which all revenue is derived from a tax on one thing, especially land.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A tax levied upon land alone, irrespective of improvements, -- advocated by certain economists as the sole source of public revenue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a system of taxation in which a tax is levied on a single commodity (usually land)

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