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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman taxer (to impose a tax), from Latin taxāre, present active infinitive of taxō (I handle”, “I censure”, “I appraise”, “I compute).

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tax (countable and uncountable, plural taxes)

  1. Money paid to the government other than for transaction-specific goods and services.
    • 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 23, page 19: 
      In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […]  Essential public services are cut so that the rich may pay less tax. The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.
  2. A burdensome demand.
    a heavy tax on time or health
  3. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
  4. (obsolete) charge; censure
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Clarendon to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete) A lesson to be learned.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

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  • (money paid to government): subsidy

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tax (third-person singular simple present taxes, present participle taxing, simple past and past participle taxed)

  1. (transitive) To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
    Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.
  2. (transitive) To impose and collect a tax on (something).
    Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.
  3. (transitive) To make excessive demands on.

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tax m

  1. an onomatopoeia expressing the sound of blows, whack, crack

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RafsiEdit

tax

  1. rafsi of tanxe.
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