from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A third part of the profits of fines and penalties imposed at the country court, which was among the perquisites enjoyed by the earl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Anglo-Saxon law, a third part of the fines imposed at the county courts, which was one of the perquisites of the earl of the district.


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  • Notice too how LaFortune denigrates the billions of dollars Tulsans invested in streets, sewers, and public schools through the third-penny sales tax and city and school general obligation bond issues in the decade before Vision 2025.

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  • Our Tulsa World has added more video clips from Mayor Bill LaFortune's September 6 third-penny meeting at the Zarrow Library.

    BatesLine: September 2005 Archives

  • Through the third-penny sales tax and these GO bond issues, we're just keeping pace as the needs continue to pile on.

    BatesLine: April 2005 Archives

  • The September 2005 story has councilors, including recently-elected Bill Martinson, complaining that LaFortune won't deal directly with the Council on issues like the new third-penny proposal.

    BatesLine: September 2005 Archives

  • Topics will include the December 13 vote on a new county capital improvements tax, the City of Tulsa's "third-penny" sales tax for capital improvements, due to expire next summer, proposed charter amendments, and other topics pertaining to city government.

    BatesLine: November 2005 Archives

  • Three boys and three girls each receive 1 halfpenny apple and 2 third-penny apples.

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  • Jack Henderson plans to push for a public vote to allow the city to access third-penny capital money for operational purposes in a budget crisis like the one it is in now. RSS - home

  • Finance Director Mike Kier said the city's short-term capital fund, financed by the third-penny initiative, can pay for $360,000 of the equipment cost, with $37,000 from the Police Department's budget picking up the rest of that expense.


  • Also on the legislative agenda will be a push from the South Dakota Municipal League to allow cities to charge a third-penny sales tax, Owen said.


  • In 2003, Owasso voters approved a permanent third-penny sales tax designed to support capital projects such as road improvements and construction of municipal facilities.



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