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poll tax

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Tax
poll taxˈpoll tax noun 🔊 🔊 [countable]PET a tax of a particular amount that is collected from every citizen of a country syn council tax
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poll taxThe council tax Bill exists because the poll tax was the disaster that so many hon. Members said it would be.The one redress any of the members of this group have is to try not to appear on the poll tax register.Mr. Tony Banks Action was taken on the poll tax.I sought a mandate from my constituents to oppose the poll tax and made it plain exactly what I would do.A large number of people seem to share the Prime Minister's belief that the poll tax is already abolished.Senior Tories pressed Michael Heseltine, the environment secretary, to discuss radical changes to the poll tax.Of course not; at that stage, they were still clinging to the poll tax.Faced with the poll tax, most of its modern citizenry have sounded distinctly unphilosophical these past few weeks.
From Longman Business Dictionarypoll taxˈpoll tax [countable]TAX a tax of a particular fixed amount that every person in a country or state has to payThe state poll tax was abolished in 1966. tax
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