Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tax imposed for the purpose of providing funds for the prosecution of a war.
“Add, a few days ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took any suggestion of a war-tax, to pay for the wars, off the table, and are there any adults in Washington, or is it just another session of Play School?”
“An automatic war-tax would insulate decisions to go to war from election cycle tax politics.”
“How about these clowns pushing for a war-tax review the budgeet and strike a line through every item not among those 'enumerated powers granted to Congress.”
“The Boston Globe obituary today says she attended political protests into her 90s, climbed a mountain at 91, and was still fighting the IRS as a war-tax resister at the time of her death.”
“Two-thirds of their commercial class became insolvent A vast war-tax was incurred, and the very existence of the Union imperilled by the menaced secession of the New England States.”
“The Minister informed him his letters had lacked the required war-tax stamps and had been turned over to the proper authorities, who would speedily proceed to fine him for his evasion of the law.”
“Both schemes mentioned here by Livy, it will be observed, contemplated compensation to the people for the war-tax which they had so long paid; but that of”
“Without deducting war-tax the total profit earned by the Saskatchewan company within the year was in the neighborhood of three-quarters of a million dollars.”
“Huh," ejaculated the ex-sergeant gruffly as he dug up the war-tax, "I think we bought it.”
“That was the war-tax," said a quiet citizen who got abroad at the tenth floor.”
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