poll tax

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poll tax

n.
A fixed tax levied on all persons in a certain area, especially as a condition of voting in elections.

poll tax

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a tax levied per head of adult population
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an informal name for (the former) community charge

poll′ tax`


n.
a capitation tax, sometimes levied as a prerequisite for voting.
[1685–95]
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Noun1.poll tax - a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote
capitation - a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person
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