Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An assessment or tax imposed by law for the relief or support of the poor.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

    TEXAS FAITH: How can religious leaders keep Fort Hood incident from creating fear, tension and misunderstanding? | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • The least tribute is one dinar per annum which goes to the poor-rate. and for this the Kafir enjoys protection and almost all the civil rights of

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “On what is the Zakát or obligatory poor-rate taxable?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He set aside certain sums for charity to be paid by every Believer and he was the first to establish a poor-rate

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayher and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

    Spending seven Septembers hijacking my religion back

  • Thus Al-lslam is, as far as I know, the only faith which makes a poor-rate (Zakát) obligatory and which has invented a property-tax, as opposed the unjust and unfair income-tax upon which England prides herself.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Indeed the Orphanage is to some extent built for the benefit of the town too, and it is to be hoped that it may result in the lowering of our poor-rate by a considerable amount.

    Ghosts

  • Indeed the Orphanage is to some extent built for the benefit of the town too, and it is to be hoped that it may result in the lowering of our poor-rate by a considerable amount.

    Ghosts

  • Hettv had the pride not only of a proud nature but of a proud class — the class that pays the most poor-rates, and most shudders at the idea of profiting by a poor-rate.

    Adam Bede

  • It is mentioned in the Parliamentary returns that in the Royston Union in the winter of 1834, the number of able-bodied men maintained during the winter out of the poor-rate was 361, whereas in the month of

    Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.