- a downward movement; descent.
- the decrease in rate in degressive taxation.
Origin of degression
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- a decrease by stages
- a gradual decrease in the tax rate on amounts below a specified sum
C15: from Medieval Latin dēgressiō descent, from Latin dēgredī to go down, from de- + gradī to take steps, go
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Word Origin and History for degression
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