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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.

 

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