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TAXA'TION, noun [Latin taxatio.] A taxing; the act of laying a tax, or of imposing taxes on the subjects of a state by government, or on the members of a corporation or company by the proper authority. taxation is probably the most difficult subject of legislation.

1. Tax; sum imposed. [Little used.]

He daily such taxations did exact--

2. Charge; accusation. [Little us

3. The act of taxing or assessing a bill of cost.