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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Seize property for the public treasury.

Usage examples (35)
  • Those measures are in no way "confiscatory," as a recent critic claimed.
  • Marginal tax rates on the affluent were "confiscatory" by today's standards, she said.
  • "Nobody's going to stand for the kind of confiscatory taxes you would need."
  • Some will label this draconian or even confiscatory. for more
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