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ratepayer

[ reyt-pey-er ]
/ ˈreɪtˌpeɪ ər /
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noun
a person who pays a regular charge for the use of a public utility, as gas or electricity, usually based on the quantity consumed.
British. a person who pays rates; a taxpayer of the local government.
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Origin of ratepayer

First recorded in 1835–45; rate1 + payer

OTHER WORDS FROM ratepayer

ratepaying, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ratepayer

ratepayer
/ (ˈreɪtˌpeɪə) /

noun
a person who pays local rates, esp a householder
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