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- n. One who has the responsibility for collecting taxes.
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- n. someone who collects taxes for the government
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When Pierre Crozat was seventeen years old, his father gave him the large sum of twenty thousand livres and fixed him up with his first job as tax collector for the Toulouse diocese of St. Papoul.
On the petition of R.T. Mims, to be refunded a sum of money paid to the tax collector of Lexington District ... ..
D.W. Duckworth, sheriff and tax collector of Smith county.
He refused to pay a tax because the tax collector was a "Papist," and therefore no fit person to receive the money.
On the petition of R.T. Mims, to be refunded a sum of money paid to the tax collector of Lexington District;
He turned to Phajan, looking down on the tax collector with the hauteur of a career military officer.
Interestingly, in Jewish society today, the job title tax collector has become synonymous with the word sinner!
Antoine possessed an almost Midas-like talent for making money, and he had rapidly built up sufficient wealth as a tax collector to begin exploiting foreign trade.