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noun Economics.

a tax, as on land, that constitutes the sole source of public revenue.

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Origin of single tax

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80

OTHER WORDS FROM single tax

single-tax, adjective
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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
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