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rate·pay·er

 (rāt′pā′ər)
n.
One that pays rates: utility ratepayers.

ratepayer

(ˈreɪtˌpeɪə)
n
a person who pays local rates, esp a householder

rate•pay•er

(ˈreɪtˌpeɪ ər)

n.
1. a person who pays a regular charge for the use of a public utility.
2. Brit. a taxpayer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ratepayer - a person who pays local rates (especially a householder)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
taxpayer - someone who pays taxes
Translations

ratepayer

[ˈreɪtpeɪəʳ] N (Brit) (formerly) → contribuyente mf

ratepayer

rate-payer [ˈreɪtpeɪər] n
(British) (formerly)contribuable mf (payant la taxe d'habitation)
(US)contribuable (payant les impôts municipaux)rate rebate n (British) (formerly)dégrèvement m sur la taxe d'habitation

ratepayer

n (Brit dated) → Steuerzahler(in) m(f) (von Kommunalsteuern)

ratepayer

[ˈreɪtˌpeɪəʳ] n (Brit) (old) → contribuente m/f (di imposte comunali)
References in classic literature ?
It was the rural fashion of that time for the more important members of the congregation to depart first, while their humbler neighbours waited and looked on, stroking their bent heads or dropping their curtsies to any large ratepayer who turned to notice them.
There's no doubt the governor should look out for the interests of all ratepayers and carefully review every proposal that comes before him that has the potential to impact rates.
YOUR report in last week's Daily Post on Anglesey's 9.5 % council tax rise certainly fuelled an unprecedented reaction from ratepayers of the authority.
Baked into the OREC purchase price, Sheehan said, are the transmission costs; that is, how much it will cost ratepayers to transmit electricity from the wind turbines into their homes.
Police and ratepayers' relationships are at a nadir.
While a shorter valuation period has benefits in terms of the speed at which changes are passed on to ratepayers, this brings with it additional costs for the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), not to mention the extra workload.
BPA has repaid the federal investment with interest, consistently and on time from money raised through power and transmission rates paid by Northwest ratepayers.
It appears that the ex-owners are walking away scot-free and we the ratepayers are footing the unknown costs.
A PROTEST group and city councillor have joined forces to call for Belfast Zoo to be closed down - claiming it's costing ratepayers PS40,000 a week to keep open.