1. (n.) A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority.

2. (n.) A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government.

3. (n.) Especially, the sum laid upon specific things, as upon polls, lands, houses, income, etc.; as, a land tax; a window tax; a tax on carriages, and the like.

4. (n.) A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses.

5. (n.) A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.

6. (n.) A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.

7. (n.) Charge; censure.

8. (n.) A lesson to be learned; a task.

9. (n.) To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of government.

10. (n.) To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.

11. (n.) To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; -- often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride.

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