- the sale of real property, as land, usually at auction by a public authority, in order to pay delinquent taxes assessed upon its owner.
Origin of tax sale
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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I want to see what is to be done at the tax-sale and what sort of a title is to be given.Letters from Port Royal