poll tax(redirected from Polltax)
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A fixed tax levied on all persons in a certain area, especially as a condition of voting in elections.
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a tax levied per head of adult population
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an informal name for (the former) community charge
a capitation tax, sometimes levied as a prerequisite for voting.