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taxgatherer

[taks-gath-er-er] /ˈtæksˌgæð ər ər/
noun
1.
a person who collects taxes.
Origin of taxgatherer
1545-1555
1545-55; tax + gatherer
Related forms
taxgathering, noun
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  • He was a taxgatherer, as Matthew once had been, and had grown rich collecting taxes.

    The King Nobody Wanted Norman F. Langford
  • They are merchants, and among them are a taxgatherer and one who dealeth in slaves.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • It was the Chancellor who by his attacks on property, adopted "the methods of the Eastern taxgatherer."

  • He evades neither the taxgatherer nor the recruiting officer.

    The Future of Road-making in America Archer Butler Hulbert
  • No legal machinery existed—no taxgatherer, no justice, no jailer.

  • He's gone to be the guest of that miserable, cheating traitor of a taxgatherer!

    The King Nobody Wanted Norman F. Langford
  • The existing system of rating adopted "the methods of the Eastern taxgatherer."

  • Even the taxgatherer, who was stout, and wore spectacles and a broadbrimmed hat, had the taxes handed through the grating.

    Dickens As an Educator James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes

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