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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.
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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
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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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poll tax

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References in classic literature ?
What knight-errant ever paid poll-tax, duty, queen's pin-money, king's dues, toll or ferry?
On the other hand, their common folk are so crushed down with gabelle, and poll-tax, and every manner of cursed tallage, that the spirit has passed right out of them.
There's no official entry in the municipal records, but booklets listing town voters shows that citizens were considered poll-tax payers through 1937 and town voters after 1938.