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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One that imposes or collects a tax.

Usage examples (8)
  • Galloway, a great manufacturer, or, rather, a huge levier of the taxes of dividends and interest upon manufacturing enterprises, could not but be uneasy.
  • Seeing, however, that his chance of escape was hopeless, he at length consented to pay the levier of black-mail his iniquitous dues.
  • "I doubt not," answered Robin, "he is a levier of toll and tithe, which I shall put him upon proof of his right to receive, by making trial of his might to enforce."
  • Berthier, Intendant (say, Tax-levier) of Paris; sycophant and tyrant; forestaller of Corn; contriver of Camps against the people; -- accused of many things: is he not... for more
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