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single tax

noun, Economics.
a tax, as on land, that constitutes the sole source of public revenue.
Origin of single tax
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80
Related forms
single-tax, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The outcome was an attempt to combine in one party organized labor, organized agriculture, and believers in the single tax.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • Anyhow, he is led to approve the French doctrine of the single tax.

  • Outside of New York the political labor movement was not associated either with the single tax or any other "ism."

  • The only proposed and the only possible alternative systems are Socialism and the single tax.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • A single tax on land would be better than the present system of taxation.

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • As in the matter of monopoly, however, so here, single tax advocates are chargeable with a certain amount of overstatement.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • The single tax would not fall on all land, but only on valuable land, and on that in proportion to its value.

  • Rent might be terminated through the single tax, but interest could not be abolished by any mere legal prohibition.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • He then said he had never taken a single tax from the Arabs, and would gladly relinquish his intention to do so.

  • For the first time he heard of socialism, anarchism, and single tax, and learned that there were warring social philosophies.

    Martin Eden Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for single tax

single tax

noun (US)
a taxation system in which a tax on one commodity, usually land, is the only source of revenue
such a tax
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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