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TAX, n. [L. taxo, to tax.]

1. A rate or sum of money assessed on the person or property of a citizen by government, for the use of the nation or state. Taxes, in free governments, are usually laid upon the property of citizens according to their income, or the value of their estates. Tax is a term of general import, including almost every species of imposition on persons or property for supplying the public treasury, as tolls, tribute, subsidy, excise, impost, or customs. But more generally, tax is limited to the sum laid upon polls, lands, houses, horses, cattle, professions and occupations. So we speak of a land tax, a window tax, a tax on carriages, &c. Taxes are annual or perpetual.

2. A sum imposed on the persons and property of citizens to defray the expenses of a corporation, society, parish or company; as a city tax, a county tax, a parish tax, and the like. So a private association may lay a tax on its members for the use of the association.

3. That which is imposed; a burden. The attention that he gives to public business is a heavy tax on his time.

4. Charge; censure.

5. Task.

TAX, v.t. [L. taxo.]

1. To law, impose or assess upon citizens a certain sum of money or amount of property, to be paid to the public treasury, or to the treasury of a corporation or company, to defray the expenses of the government or corporation, &c.

We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride and folly, than we are taxed by government.

2. To load with a burden or burdens.

The narrator--never taxes our faith beyond the obvious bounds of probability.

3. To assess, fix or determine judicially, as the amount of cost on actions in court; as, the court taxes bills of cost.

4. To charge; to censure; to accuse; usually followed by with; as, to tax a man with pride. He was taxed with presumption.

Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes.

[To tax of a crime, is not in use, nor to tax for. Both are now improper.]



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TAX, n. [L. taxo, to tax.]

1. A rate or sum of money assessed on the person or property of a citizen by government, for the use of the nation or state. Taxes, in free governments, are usually laid upon the property of citizens according to their income, or the value of their estates. Tax is a term of general import, including almost every species of imposition on persons or property for supplying the public treasury, as tolls, tribute, subsidy, excise, impost, or customs. But more generally, tax is limited to the sum laid upon polls, lands, houses, horses, cattle, professions and occupations. So we speak of a land tax, a window tax, a tax on carriages, &c. Taxes are annual or perpetual.

2. A sum imposed on the persons and property of citizens to defray the expenses of a corporation, society, parish or company; as a city tax, a county tax, a parish tax, and the like. So a private association may lay a tax on its members for the use of the association.

3. That which is imposed; a burden. The attention that he gives to public business is a heavy tax on his time.

4. Charge; censure.

5. Task.

TAX, v.t. [L. taxo.]

1. To law, impose or assess upon citizens a certain sum of money or amount of property, to be paid to the public treasury, or to the treasury of a corporation or company, to defray the expenses of the government or corporation, &c.

We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride and folly, than we are taxed by government.

2. To load with a burden or burdens.

The narrator--never taxes our faith beyond the obvious bounds of probability.

3. To assess, fix or determine judicially, as the amount of cost on actions in court; as, the court taxes bills of cost.

4. To charge; to censure; to accuse; usually followed by with; as, to tax a man with pride. He was taxed with presumption.

Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes.

[To tax of a crime, is not in use, nor to tax for. Both are now improper.]

TAX, n. [Fr. taxe; Sp. tasa; It. tassa; from L. taxo, to tax. If from the Gr. ταξις, τασσω, the root was tago, the sense of which was to set, to thrust on. But this is doubtful. It may be allied to task.]

  1. A rate or sum of money assessed on the person or property of a citizen by government, for the use of the nation or state. Taxes, in free governments, are usually laid upon the property of citizens according to their income, or the value of their estates. Tax is a term of general import, including almost every species of imposition on persons or property for supplying the public treasury, as tolls, tribute, subsidy, excise, impost, or customs. But more generally, tax is limited to the sum laid upon polls, lands, houses, horses, cattle, professions and occupations. So we speak of a land tax, a window tax, a tax on carriages, &c. Taxes are annual or perpetual.
  2. A sum imposed on the persons and property of citizens to defray the expenses of a corporation, society, parish or company; as, a city tax, a county tax, a parish tax, and the like. So a private association may lay a tax on its members for the use of the association.
  3. That which is imposed; a burden. The attention that he gives to public business is a heavy tax on his time.
  4. Charge; censure. Clarendon.
  5. Task.

TAX, v.t. [L. taxo; Fr. taxer; It. tassare.]

  1. To lay, impose or assess upon citizens a certain sum of money or amount of property, to be paid to the public treasury, or to the treasury of a corporation or company, to defray the expenses of the government or corporation, &c. We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride and folly, than we are taxed by government. Franklin.
  2. To load with a burden or burdens. The narrator – never taxes our faith beyond the obvious bounds of probability. J. Sparks.
  3. To assess, fix or determine judicially, as the amount of cost on actions in court; as, the court taxes bills of cost.
  4. To charge; to censure; to accuse; usually followed by with; as, to tax a man with pride. He was taxed with presumption. Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes. Dryden. [To tax of a crime, is not in use, nor to tax for. Both are now improper.]

Tax
  1. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority.

    Specifically: --

    (a)

  2. To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes] to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of government.

    We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride, and folly than we are taxed by government. Franklin.

  3. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
  4. To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
  5. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.
  6. To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; -- often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride.

    I tax you, you elements, with unkindness. Shak.

    Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes. Dryden.

    Fear not now that men should tax thine honor. M. Arnold.

  7. Charge; censure.

    [Obs.] Clarendon.
  8. A lesson to be learned; a task.

    [Obs.] Johnson.

    Tax cart, a spring cart subject to a low tax. [Eng.]

    Syn. -- Impost; tribute; contribution; duty; toll; rate; assessment; exaction; custom; demand.

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TAX, noun [Latin taxo, to tax ]

1. A rate or sum of money assessed on the person or property of a citizen by government, for the use of the nation or state. Taxes, in free governments, are usually laid upon the property of citizens according to their income, or the value of their estates. tax is a term of general import, including almost every species of imposition on persons or property for supplying the public treasury, as tolls, tribute, subsidy, excise, impost, or customs. But more generally, tax is limited to the sum laid upon polls, lands, houses, horses, cattle, professions and occupations. So we speak of a land tax a window tax a tax on carriages, etc. Taxes are annual or perpetual.

2. A sum imposed on the persons and property of citizens to defray the expenses of a corporation, society, parish or company; as a city tax a county tax a parish tax and the like. So a private association may lay a tax on its members for the use of the association.

3. That which is imposed; a burden. The attention that he gives to public business is a heavy tax on his time.

4. Charge; censure.

5. Task.

TAX, verb transitive [Latin taxo.]

1. To law, impose or assess upon citizens a certain sum of money or amount of property, to be paid to the public treasury, or to the treasury of a corporation or company, to defray the expenses of the government or corporation, etc.

We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride and folly, than we are taxed by government.

2. To load with a burden or burdens.

The narrator--never taxes our faith beyond the obvious bounds of probability.

3. To assess, fix or determine judicially, as the amount of cost on actions in court; as, the court taxes bills of cost.

4. To charge; to censure; to accuse; usually followed by with; as, to tax a man with pride. He was taxed with presumption.

Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes.

[To tax of a crime, is not in use, nor to tax for. Both are now improper.]

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