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taxation

[tak-sey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act of taxing.
  2. the fact of being taxed.
  3. a tax imposed.
  4. the revenue raised by taxes.
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Origin of taxation

1250–1300; < Medieval Latin taxātiōn- (stem of taxātiō) an appraising (see tax, -ation); replacing Middle English taxacioun < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin, as above
Related formstax·a·tion·al, adjectivean·ti·tax·a·tion, adjectivenon·tax·a·tion, nounpro·tax·a·tion, adjectivere·tax·a·tion, nounself-tax·a·tion, noun
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dutytarifftaxassessment

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British Dictionary definitions for taxation

taxation

noun
  1. the act or principle of levying taxes or the condition of being taxed
    1. an amount assessed as tax
    2. a tax rate
  2. revenue from taxes
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Derived Formstaxational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for taxation

n.

early 14c., "imposition of taxes," from Anglo-French taxacioun, Old French taxacion, from Latin taxationem (nominative taxatio), noun of action from past participle stem of taxare (see tax (v.)).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

taxation in Culture

taxation

A government's practice of collecting money from citizens and businesses within its domain to support its operations.

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