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Of or pertaining to the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.

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The imposition or assessment of a tax; the means by which the state obtains the revenue required for its activities.

double taxation

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The imposition of two taxes on the same property during the same period and for the same taxing purpose.


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Lying near or close to, but not necessarily touching.


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To charge or entreat solemnly-adjuration; adjuratory; adjurer; adjuror.


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The denial or rejection of something offered or demanded is called a refusal.


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A person who has been arrested for or formally charged with a crime; the defendant in a criminal case.


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An allowance made to a woman by her ex-spouse after divorce or legal separation, or during proceedings for these.