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