poll tax

noun
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of poll tax

: a tax of a fixed amount per person levied on adults and often linked to the right to vote

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First Known Use of poll tax

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POLL TAX Defined for English Language Learners

poll tax

Definition of poll tax for English Language Learners

  • : a tax that each adult has to pay in order to vote in an election


Law Dictionary

poll tax

noun \ ˈpōl- \

legal Definition of poll tax

: a tax of a fixed amount per person levied on adults


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