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ratepayer

[reyt-pey-er] /ˈreɪtˌpeɪ ər/
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
1835-1845
1835-45; rate1 + payer
Related forms
ratepaying, adjective, noun
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ratepayer

/ˈreɪtˌpeɪə/
noun
1.
a person who pays local rates, esp a householder
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