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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tax  \Tax\,  n.  [F.  taxe,  fr  taxer  to  tax,  L.  taxare  to  touch, 
  sharply,  to  feel  handle,  to  censure,  value,  estimate,  fr 
  tangere  tactum  to  touch.  See  {Tangent},  and  cf  {Task}, 
  1.  A  charge,  especially  a  pecuniary  burden  which  is  imposed 
  by  authority.  Specifically: 
  a  A  charge  or  burden  laid  upon  persons  or  property  for 
  the  support  of  a  government. 
  A  farmer  of  taxes  is  of  all  creditors, 
  proverbially  the  most  rapacious.  --Macaulay. 
  b  Especially,  the  sum  laid  upon  specific  things  as  upon 
  polls,  lands,  houses,  income,  etc.;  as  a  land  tax;  a 
  window  tax;  a  tax  on  carriages,  and  the  like 
  Note:  Taxes  are  {annual}  or  {perpetual},  {direct}  or 
  {indirect},  etc 
  c  A  sum  imposed  or  levied  upon  the  members  of  a  society 
  to  defray  its  expenses. 
  2.  A  task  exacted  from  one  who  is  under  control;  a 
  contribution  or  service,  the  rendering  of  which  is  imposed 
  upon  a  subject. 
  3.  A  disagreeable  or  burdensome  duty  or  charge;  as  a  heavy 
  tax  on  time  or  health. 
  4.  Charge;  censure.  [Obs.]  --Clarendon. 
  5.  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tax  \Tax\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Taxed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Taxing}.]  [Cf.  F.  taxer.  See  {Tax},  n.] 
  1.  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. 
  2.  (Law)  To  assess,  fix,  or  determine  judicially,  the  amount 
  of  as  to  tax  the  cost  of  an  action  in  court. 
  3.  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  charge  against  a  citizen's  person  or  property  or  activity 
  for  the  support  of  government  [syn:  {taxation},  {revenue 
  v  1:  levy  a  tax  on 
  2:  determine  the  court  costs  of  in  court  actions  [syn:  {assess}] 
  3:  use  to  the  limit;  "you  are  taxing  my  patience"  [syn:  {task}] 

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