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taxation

[tak-sey-shuh n] /tækˈseɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of taxing.
2.
the fact of being taxed.
3.
a tax imposed.
4.
the revenue raised by taxes.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; < Medieval Latin taxātiōn- (stem of taxātiō) an appraising (see tax, -ation); replacing Middle English taxacioun < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin, as above
Related forms
taxational, adjective
antitaxation, adjective
nontaxation, noun
protaxation, adjective
retaxation, noun
self-taxation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-taxation

taxation

/tækˈseɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or principle of levying taxes or the condition of being taxed
2.
  1. an amount assessed as tax
  2. a tax rate
3.
revenue from taxes
Derived Forms
taxational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for self-taxation

taxation

n.

early 14c., "imposition of taxes," from Anglo-French taxacioun, Old French taxacion, from Latin taxationem (nominative taxatio), noun of action from past participle stem of taxare (see tax (v.)).

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self-taxation in Culture

taxation definition


A government's practice of collecting money from citizens and businesses within its domain to support its operations.

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Encyclopedia Article for self-taxation

taxation

imposition of compulsory levies on individuals or entities by governments. Taxes are levied in almost every country of the world, primarily to raise revenue for government expenditures, although they serve other purposes as well.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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