tax sale



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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tax sale

  • I want to see what is to be done at the tax-sale and what sort of a title is to be given.