Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or effecting confiscation.
  • adjective Being or imposing an excessive or unreasonable tax or cost.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by confiscation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Effecting confiscation; characterized by confiscations.

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  • adjective Using confiscation

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Examples

  • In so doing, Congress is compounding the burden and is proposing to go far beyond any rational tax policy in what can only be described as a confiscatory manner.

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  • In so doing, Congress is compounding the burden and is proposing to go far beyond any rational tax policy in what can only be described as a confiscatory manner.

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  • Businesses with high profit margins, certainly anything above 3% (which is all the masses can get on a three-year CD, if they have any money at all) have to be taxed at what the greedy Repugs would call confiscatory rates, of something above 75%.

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  • Marginal tax rates on the affluent were "confiscatory" by today's standards, she said.

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  • If it tries to turn the position by further raising taxation to what Capital regards as "confiscatory" rates, there will be opposed to its action just the same forces as would be opposed to frank and open expropriation.

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  • Those measures are in no way "confiscatory," as a recent critic claimed.

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  • I don't care what kind of confiscatory indirect-cost multiplier you care to add to that equation, the institution is making a lot of money - which is then used to pay for faculty scholarship, graduate education, administrative salaries, the football coach, and other expensive things that cost more than they bring in.

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  • "Nobody's going to stand for the kind of confiscatory taxes you would need."

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  • Thanks to the allegiance of these sons and daughters of toil you have escaped what your affluent forebears used to call "confiscatory" income-tax levels.

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  • I don’t care what kind of confiscatory indirect-cost multiplier you care to add to that equation, the institution is making a lot of money — which is then used to pay for faculty scholarship, graduate education, administrative salaries, the football coach, and other expensive things that cost more than they bring in.

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  • As in confiscatory taxation...

    January 26, 2007