|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
A government's practice of collecting money from citizens and businesses within its domain to support its operations.
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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