[syn: tax income, taxation, tax revenue, revenue]
3. the imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in levying taxes on the subjects of a state;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Taxation \Tax*a"tion\, n. [F. taxation, L. taxatio a valuing,
estimation, from L. taxare. See Tax.]
1. The act of laying a tax, or of imposing taxes, as on the
subjects of a state, by government, or on the members of a
corporation or company, by the proper authority; the
raising of revenue; also, a system of raising revenue.
2. (Law) The act of taxing, or assessing a bill of cost.
3. Tax; sum imposed. [R.] --Daniel.
4. Charge; accusation. [Obs.] --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: charge against a citizen's person or property or activity
for the support of government [syn: tax, taxation,
2: government income due to taxation [syn: tax income,
taxation, tax revenue, revenue]
3: the imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in
levying taxes on the subjects of a state
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "taxation":
assessment, cess, conscience money, contribution, direct tax, duty,
graduated taxation, imposition, impost, indirect tax, joint return,
levy, progressive tax, separate returns, single tax, supertax,
surtax, tax, tax base, tax dodging, tax evasion, tax exemption,
tax return, tax structure, tax withholding, tax-exempt status,
taxable income, tithe, toll, tribute, withholding tax