taxation

noun tax·a·tion \ tak-ˈsā-shən \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of taxation

1 : the action of taxing; especially : the imposition of taxes
2 : revenue obtained from taxes
3 : the amount assessed as a tax

Examples of taxation in a Sentence

  1. the federal right of taxation

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First Known Use of taxation

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TAXATION Defined for English Language Learners

taxation

Definition of taxation for English Language Learners

  • : the action, process, or system of taxing people or things


TAXATION Defined for Kids

taxation

noun tax·a·tion \ tak-ˈsā-shən \

Definition of taxation for Students

1 : the action of taxing
2 : money gotten from taxes

Law Dictionary

taxation

noun tax·a·tion

legal Definition of taxation

1 : the action of taxing: as
a : the imposition of taxes
b : the judicial determination of costs
2 a : revenue obtained from taxes
b : the amount assessed as a tax
3 : a particular system of taxing
  • progressive taxation


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