verb (used with object)
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Origin of cess1
Words nearby cess
Definition for cess (2 of 2)
noun Irish English Informal.
Origin of cess2
Example sentences from the Web for cess
He was to have all wardships and marriages, and the Dublin government was to have no power of imposing any cess or tax.
Further clauses indict the inferior ministers occupied about the cess.
The contention that cess was altogether illegal did not recommend itself to the Queen or her Ministers.
As for the cess, money must be had somehow, for he had been forced to spend largely on the repair of Limerick Castle.
The word leve or leave has very much the same signification as the word cense or cess.The Influence and Development of English Gilds|Francis Aiden Hibbert
British Dictionary definitions for cess (1 of 3)
- the obligation to provide the soldiers and household of the lord deputy with supplies at fixed prices
- any military exaction