from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who collects taxes or revenues; a tax collector.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who collects taxes or revenues.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A collector of taxes.
Saint Matthew, one of the twelve Apostles, who from being a publican, that is, a taxgatherer, was called by our Saviour to the Apostleship: in that profession his name is Levi.
No taxgatherer in the British Dominions — that wide – spread territory on which the sun never sets, and where the tax – gatherer never goes to bed — was more regular and persevering in his calls than
The grim janitor relented at the touch of my money, which he took with all the indifference of a taxgatherer, and showed me into a parlour, where, he said, I might amuse myself till such time as his lord should be awake.
The remaining revenue on the consumption of foreign articles is paid chiefly by those who can afford to add foreign luxuries to domestic comforts, being collected on our seaboard and frontiers only, and incorporated with the transactions of our mercantile citizens, it may be the pleasure and the pride of an American to ask, What farmer, what mechanic, what laborer ever sees a taxgatherer of the United States?
In truth, it may be said that nature is our taxgatherer, levying by her immutable laws tribute from the banks of rivers and from the summits of mountains thousands of miles distant to enrich, improve, and adorn our favored city. '
"Besides, the best people in Jerusalem might hold it against him that he was a taxgatherer," added James, without thinking how his words sounded.
He was a taxgatherer, as Matthew once had been, and had grown rich collecting taxes.
"He's gone to be the guest of that miserable, cheating traitor of a taxgatherer!"
The trouble with Levi was that he was a taxgatherer.
It is only vanity and folly and vexation of spirit to quarrel with the modern English taxgatherer; you are sure to go the wall, with humiliation and with disgrace.
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