Definitions

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

  • n. The act or practice of imposing taxes.
  • n. The fact of being taxed.
  • n. An assessed amount of tax.
  • n. Revenue gained from taxes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of imposing taxes and the fact of being taxed
  • n. A particular system of taxing people or companies
  • n. The revenue gained from taxes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of laying a tax, or of imposing taxes, as on the subjects of a state, by government, or on the members of a corporation or company, by the proper authority; the raising of revenue; also, a system of raising revenue.
  • n. The act of taxing, or assessing a bill of cost.
  • n. Tax; sum imposed.
  • n. Charge; accusation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of laying a tax, or of imposing taxes on the subjects or citizens of a state or government, or on the members of a corporation or company, by the proper authority; the raising of revenue required for public service by means of taxes; the system by which such a revenue is raised.
  • n. Tax or assessment imposed; the aggregate of particular taxes.
  • n. Charge; accusation; censure; scandal.
  • n. The act of taxing or assessing a bill of costs in law.

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

  • n. charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
  • n. government income due to taxation
  • n. the imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in levying taxes on the subjects of a state

Etymologies

From Latin taxātĭo ("rating, appraisal") (Wiktionary)

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