taxation without representation

noun American History.

a phrase, generally attributed to James Otis about 1761, that reflected the resentment of American colonists at being taxed by a British Parliament to which they elected no representatives and became an anti-British slogan before the American Revolution; in full, “Taxation without representation is tyranny.”

Nearby words

  1. tax-free,
  2. taxa,
  3. taxable,
  4. taxaceous,
  5. taxation,
  6. taxation without representation is tyranny,
  7. taxco,
  8. taxeme,
  9. taxes,
  10. taxflation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019