taxation

noun

tax·​a·​tion tak-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce taxation (audio)
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

the federal right of taxation
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of taxation was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Taxation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taxation. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

taxation

noun
tax·​a·​tion tak-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce taxation (audio)
: the action of taxing
especially : the establishing of taxes

Legal Definition

taxation

noun
tax·​a·​tion
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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