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  1. a person who collects taxes.
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Origin of taxgatherer

1545–55; tax + gatherer
Related formstax·gath·er·ing, noun
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Historical Examples of taxgatherer

  • They are merchants, and among them are a taxgatherer and one who dealeth in slaves.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

  • He evades neither the taxgatherer nor the recruiting officer.

  • He's gone to be the guest of that miserable, cheating traitor of a taxgatherer!

    The King Nobody Wanted

    Norman F. Langford

  • He was a taxgatherer, as Matthew once had been, and had grown rich collecting taxes.

    The King Nobody Wanted

    Norman F. Langford

  • No legal machinery existed—no taxgatherer, no justice, no jailer.