sin tax(redirected from Sumptuary tax)
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A tax on certain items, such as cigarettes and alcohol, that are regarded as neither necessities nor luxuries.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal a tax levied on something that is considered morally or medically harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco
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a tax levied on items, as cigarettes or liquor, considered neither luxuries nor necessities.
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