tax title

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noun Law.

a title, acquired by the purchaser at a forced sale of property for nonpayment of taxes.

Nearby words

  1. tax return,
  2. tax sale,
  3. tax sharing,
  4. tax shelter,
  5. tax stamp,
  6. tax with,
  7. tax year,
  8. tax-,
  9. tax-bracket creep,
  10. tax-deductible

Origin of tax title

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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Examples from the Web for tax title

  • Also he had sold his tax-title to the property for the sum of one hundred dollars.

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