tax sale


noun
  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

1
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

Words Nearby tax sale

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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.