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1. Relating to or effecting confiscation.
2. Being or imposing an excessive or unreasonable tax or cost: confiscatory taxes; a confiscatory police.
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(kənˈfɪskətərɪ; -trɪ)
involving confiscation
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(kənˈfɪs kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

characterized by, effecting, or resulting in confiscation.
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adj they have confiscatory powerssie sind zur Beschlagnahme befugt
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35-2012 'invalid, unjust, oppressive, confiscatory, and in violation of the due process clause of the Constitution.'
The group sought to declare the circular as 'invalid, unjust, oppressive, confiscatory and in violation of the due process clause of the Constitution.'
'The discriminatory and confiscatory effect of the assailed provisions cannot be denied,' Ignacio said.
With the MORE Power franchise effectively voided, it has been ruled that "PECO has no obligation to sell and respondent has no right to expropriate PECO's assets under Sections 10 and 17 of RA No.11212," and "PECO's rights to its properties are protected against arbitrary and confiscatory taking."
A combination of factors, including religious fatalism, a confiscatory or predatory taxation system, feudal aristocracy and despotic governments accelerate the decline of a nation.
City homeowners can be relieved they don't have to pay the confiscatory taxes that suburban homeowners do, but they should not be looking for Long Islanders to make up that difference through the income taxes we pay to the state.
They complain that the Terms of Reference put out by the DICT were "onerous, confiscatory and potentially extortionary.
"The Act is confiscatory in both effect and purpose," the motion said, referring to two bills passed by the Legislature that established the lower rates and repealed the 2007 Base Load Review Act.
Taxing rights of Legislature are unlimited as long as these are not confiscatory (M/s.
Piketty's confiscatory policies would choke off growth and prosperity in the name of equality.