|1.||the income accruing from taxation to a government during a specified period of time, usually a year|
|2.||a. a government department responsible for the collection of government revenue|
|b. (as modifier): revenue men|
|3.||the gross income from a business enterprise, investment, property, etc|
|4.||a particular item of income|
|5.||something that yields a regular financial return; source of income|
|[C16: from Old French, from revenir to return, from Latin revenīre; see |
The income of local, state, or national governments.