poll tax

noun

Definition of poll tax

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

1692

First Known Use of poll tax

1692


POLL TAX Defined for English Language Learners

poll tax

noun

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

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


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