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single tax

noun Economics.
  1. 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
Related formssin·gle-tax, adjective
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Examples from the Web for single tax

Historical Examples

  • The single-tax theory of value is that ground-rent automatically absorbs all benefits of progress.

    The Principles of Economics

    Frank A. Fetter

  • A propaganda like the single-tax will undoubtedly find increasing support among business men.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann

  • This encouraged Nekhludoff, and he proceeded to explain the single-tax theory of Henry George.

    The Awakening

    Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy

  • Mr. George was a man who had made a world-wide reputation for himself as the originator of the Single-Tax system.

  • This was not the single-tax, but it was the nearest approach to it under present conditions.

    The Awakening

    Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy


British Dictionary definitions for single tax

single tax

noun US
  1. a taxation system in which a tax on one commodity, usually land, is the only source of revenue
  2. such a tax
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