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  • n. Plural form of twentieth.


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  • In the Limousin the luckless creature had a special disadvantage, for here the collector of the _taille_ had also to collect the twentieths, and the twentieths were a tax for which even the privileged classes were liable.

    Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3) Turgot

  • Hilaire Belloc estimated that nineteen-twentieths of the people in England owned no productive property.

    Distributism in 1955: The Present Distribution of Property

  • It is most deplorable that, in nineteen-twentieths of

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Let it be his to cause a drove of swine to be driven along by a legion of devils; that is, by six thousand seven hundred, who take possession of these swine — there being three devils and seven-twentieths per pig — and drown them in a lake.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • That proletariat is certainly the, great mass of the State: it covers about nineteen twentieths of the population if we exclude Ireland, where, as I shall point out in my concluding pages, the reaction against Capitalism, and therefore against its development towards a Servile State, is already successful.

    Belloc Speaks - The Reformers And The Reformed Are Alike/1

  • Proceeding upon these principles we appear to arrive at the conclusion that nineteen-twentieths of all the writings which have ever been ascribed to Plato, are undoubtedly genuine.

    The First Alcibiades

  • Even in 2000 C.E., nineteen-twentieths of mankind were still unassimilated to the organization.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • During the next one hundred and fifty years it yielded nineteen-twentieths of the revenue.

    Land Value Tax 2 - A Panacea For The Housing Crisis

  • The principal impositions of the French government are these: first, the taille, payed by all the commons, except those that are privileged: secondly, the capitation, from which no persons (not even the nobles) are excepted: thirdly, the tenths and twentieths, called Dixiemes and Vingtiemes, which every body pays.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Do you think that he wishes to pay money to the collectors of twentieths?

    The Discourses of Epictetus


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