[ tak-sey-shuh n ]
/ tækˈseɪ ʃən /


the act of taxing.
the fact of being taxed.
a tax imposed.
the revenue raised by taxes.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for taxation

/ (tækˈseɪʃən) /


the act or principle of levying taxes or the condition of being taxed
  1. an amount assessed as tax
  2. a tax rate
revenue from taxes

Derived forms of taxation

taxational, adjective
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Cultural definitions for taxation


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

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