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revenue agent

a government official who is responsible for the collection of revenue.
Origin of revenue agent
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This is no officer, no revenue agent looking for your license.

    Nan of Music Mountain Frank H. Spearman
  • A revenue agent performs this function, when it becomes necessary.

    When Winter Comes to Main Street Grant Martin Overton
  • The military officer was exasperated almost beyond endurance by the manifest cowardice and obstinacy of the revenue agent.

    Camp Venture George Cary Eggleston
  • Last night he was hiding out only from the revenue agent and his informers.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck

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