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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.
Non-domestic rates provide 1 billion in funding for our public services so it is essential that all eligible ratepayers make a contribution.
BPA has repaid the federal investment with interest, consistently and on time from money raised through power and transmission rates paid by Northwest ratepayers.
Alternatives like energy efficiency, renewables and energy market adjustments are shown to provide better returns with less risk to ratepayers.
It was brought by John DiLorenzo, a Portland attorney representing a handful of utility ratepayers.
Talk about a lack of transparency, when they continue to avoid showing the grand totals that emanate from such figures, so that ratepayers do not realise the full impact of the situation
Ratepayers say that they are hamstrung in efforts to fight the increases because the water companies, which have monopoly status, have far more money.
TODAY Newcastle City Council warns that it is running out of money with which to provide the services ratepayers are entitled to expect of it (The Journal, October 17).
The employment of such a substantial number naturally posed the question amongst ratepayers as to why were so many employed, especially in the very stringent and dire economic environment we all live in.
I THOUGHT Clr Mehboob Khan was voted into the position he holds to benefit the ratepayers of Kirklees.
The office of councillor is neither employment nor an occupation or career, but a privilege bestowed upon them by the people for the people If they are too incompetent to carry out their duties then this antiquated system of local government should be dispensed with and replaced with a team of fully-qualified professionals to run our services on behalf of the ratepayers, saving the ratepayers and the Treasury a considerable amount of money.
They claim that the benefit for ratepayers is pounds 7.