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community charge

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Definition of community charge in English:

noun

[mass noun]
(In the UK) a tax, introduced by the Conservative government in 1990 (1989 in Scotland), levied locally on every adult in a community. It was replaced in 1993 by the council tax. Informally called poll tax.

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