from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tax imposed for the purpose of providing funds for the prosecution of a war.


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  • Add, a few days ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took any suggestion of a war-tax, to pay for the wars, off the table, and are there any adults in Washington, or is it just another session of Play School?

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  • An automatic war-tax would insulate decisions to go to war from election cycle tax politics.

    Donald Cohen: How to pay for the next war

  • How about these clowns pushing for a war-tax review the budgeet and strike a line through every item not among those 'enumerated powers granted to Congress.

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  • The Boston Globe obituary today says she attended political protests into her 90s, climbed a mountain at 91, and was still fighting the IRS as a war-tax resister at the time of her death.

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  • Two-thirds of their commercial class became insolvent A vast war-tax was incurred, and the very existence of the Union imperilled by the menaced secession of the New England States.

    Neville Trueman, the Pioneer Preacher : a tale of the war of 1812

  • The Minister informed him his letters had lacked the required war-tax stamps and had been turned over to the proper authorities, who would speedily proceed to fine him for his evasion of the law.

    Trapped in 'Black Russia' Letters June-November 1915

  • Both schemes mentioned here by Livy, it will be observed, contemplated compensation to the people for the war-tax which they had so long paid; but that of

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • Without deducting war-tax the total profit earned by the Saskatchewan company within the year was in the neighborhood of three-quarters of a million dollars.

    Deep Furrows

  • "Huh," ejaculated the ex-sergeant gruffly as he dug up the war-tax, "I think we bought it."

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  • "That was the war-tax," said a quiet citizen who got abroad at the tenth floor.

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