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  • n. Plural form of fifteenth.

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  • In the kingdom of Great Britain, where all the ostentatious apparatus of monarchy is to be provided for, not above a fifteenth part of the annual income of the nation is appropriated to the class of expenses last mentioned; the other fourteen fifteenths are absorbed in the payment of the interest of debts contracted for carrying on the wars in which that country has been engaged, and in the maintenance of fleets and armies.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Is the tax power infinite?

  • To talk or not to talk yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'To talk or not to talk'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: To talk or not to talk, to hear but refuse to listen, to see but ignore the facts is not a Shakespearian quote from the fifteenths century but a style of governing.'

    To talk or not to talk

  • To talk or not to talk, to hear but refuse to listen, to see but ignore the facts is not a Shakespearian quote from the fifteenths century but a style of governing.

    To talk or not to talk

  • Howbeit of late the officers of our lord the king, in the foresaid ward of Doue-gate, constrained the marchants aforesaid to pay tallages, fifteenths, and other subsidies.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Whereupon the saide marchants prosecuted the matter before the Councel of our soueraign lord the king, insomuch that they were released from paying afterward any such tallages, fifteenths, and subsidies.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • London, to pay fifteenths, tallages, and other subsidies contrary to the liberties of their charter.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Welford, Robert Lucas, John Hadley, John Northampton, John Organ, and John Sely, were appointed collectors of the two fifteenths. —

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I

  • On the 17th December this parliament granted the king two fifteenths and two tenths.

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I

  • A grant of two fifteenths and two tenths was immediately made to assist him in his expedition by parliament; whilst the City contributed a "great benevolence," the fellowship of Drapers contributing more than any other fellowship, and every alderman subscribing, whether he wished it or no, the sum of £200.

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I

  • (He will send a beautiful chromo of it -- seventeen and a fourteenth by eighteen and thirteen fifteenths of an inch -- life size, -- and a copy of the paper for nine years, for thirty-four dollars and a quarter -- postage paid.) *****

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 20, August 13, 1870

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