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[tak-sey-shuh n] /tækˈseɪ ʃən/
the act of taxing.
the fact of being taxed.
a tax imposed.
the revenue raised by taxes.
Origin of taxation
1250-1300; < Medieval Latin taxātiōn- (stem of taxātiō) an appraising (see tax, -ation); replacing Middle English taxacioun < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin, as above
Related forms
taxational, adjective
antitaxation, adjective
nontaxation, noun
protaxation, adjective
retaxation, noun
self-taxation, noun Unabridged
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  • But this discovery of the super-eminence of the onion-peeler in the matter of freedom from taxation instantly riveted attention.

  • A superior palaver occupied the afternoon on the question of taxation.

    Bones Edgar Wallace
  • Every dollar of taxation which the church is allowed to dodge is one dollar more laid on the shoulders of the honest taxpayers.

    Exempting the Churches James F. Morton. Jr.
  • So it was inevitable that there should be an increase of taxation.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • Changes in taxation also had their part in the platform, with an idea of obtaining a decrease of the high export duties.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 3 Willis Fletcher Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for taxation


the act or principle of levying taxes or the condition of being taxed
  1. an amount assessed as tax
  2. a tax rate
revenue from taxes
Derived Forms
taxational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for taxation

early 14c., "imposition of taxes," from Anglo-French taxacioun, Old French taxacion, from Latin taxationem (nominative taxatio), noun of action from past participle stem of taxare (see tax (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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taxation in Culture

taxation definition

A government's practice of collecting money from citizens and businesses within its domain to support its operations.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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