tax sale

  1. the sale of real property, as land, usually at auction by a public authority, in order to pay delinquent taxes assessed upon its owner.

Origin of tax sale

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

Words Nearby tax sale Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use tax sale in a sentence

  • No doubt the farm was to be put up at tax sale and Wiggett had come out to see whether it was worth bidding in.

    Dominie Dean | Ellis Parker Butler
  • I want to see what is to be done at the tax-sale and what sort of a title is to be given.