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internal revenue

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noun
  1. the revenue of a government from any domestic source, usually considered to be any source other than customs.

Origin of internal revenue

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800
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internal revenue

noun
  1. US government income derived from taxes, etc, within the country
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