ratepaying

ratepayer

[reyt-pey-er]
noun
1.
a person who pays a regular charge for the use of a public utility, as gas or electricity, usually based on the quantity consumed.
2.
British. a person who pays rates; a taxpayer of the local government.

Origin:
1835–45; rate1 + payer

ratepaying, adjective, noun
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ratepayer (ˈreɪtˌpeɪə)
 
n
a person who pays local rates, esp a householder

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