What does Taxation mean?

Definitions for Taxation
tækˈseɪ ʃəntax·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tax, taxation, revenue enhancementnoun

    charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

  2. tax income, taxation, tax revenue, revenuenoun

    government income due to taxation

  3. taxationnoun

    the imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in levying taxes on the subjects of a state


  1. taxationnoun

    The act of imposing taxes and the fact of being taxed

  2. taxationnoun

    A particular system of taxing people or companies

  3. taxationnoun

    The revenue gained from taxes

  4. Etymology: From taxatio

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Taxationnoun

    Etymology: taxation, Fr. taxatio, Lat. from tax.

    The subjects could taste no sweeter fruits of having a king than grievous taxations to some vain purposes; laws made rather to find faults than to prevent faults. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    I bring no overture of war, no taxation of homage; my words are as full of peace as matter. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    He daily such taxations did exact,
    As were against the order of the state. Daniel.

    Various news I heard,
    Of old mismanagements, taxations new;
    All neither wholly false, nor wholly true. Alexander Pope.

    My father’s love is enough to honour; speak no more of him, you’ll be whipt for taxation one of these days. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taxationnoun

    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. Taxationnoun

    the act of taxing, or assessing a bill of cost

  3. Taxationnoun

    tax; sum imposed

  4. Taxationnoun

    charge; accusation

Editors Contribution

  1. taxation

    The act, formula and process to levy a tax.

    The level of taxation had a specific formula and was applied justly.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Taxation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3820

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Taxation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4737

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Taxation' in Nouns Frequency: #1570

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Taxation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Taxation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Taxation in a Sentence

  1. Le Maire:

    And we also have to address the key question of minimum taxation and the risk of having a race to the bottom on taxation.

  2. Vanda Felbab-Brown:

    But just like with many other insurgent groups, there is often way too much... mystique afforded to the drug economies. What competent, even moderately competent insurgents and, frankly, criminal groups do, is to simply tax anything in the area, where they have enough influence to be able to enforce the collection of informal taxation.

  3. Sumit Gupta:

    Taxation of virtual digital assets or crypto is a step in the right direction. It gives much-needed clarity and confidence to the industry.

  4. Paolo Gentiloni:

    The European Commission wants a global solution to bring corporate taxation into the 21st century – and we believe the OECD's two-pillar approach is the right one.

  5. John Ruskin:

    Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.

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