Verb cess Definition and Examples


Verb:

cess

Definition as verb:

(Britain, Ireland) To levy a cess.

More definition:


1.British. a tax, assessment, or lien.

2.(in Scotland) a land tax.

3.(in Ireland) a military assessment.

4.(in India) an import or sales tax on a commodity.


5.British. to tax; assess.

1.luck (usually used in the expression bad cess to), Bad cess to them!

1. (Brit) any of several special taxes, such as a land tax in Scotland

2. (formerly, in Ireland) the obligation to provide the soldiers and household of the lord deputy with supplies at fixed prices any military exactionverb

3. (transitive) (Brit) to tax or assess for taxation

4. (formerly in Ireland) to impose (soldiers) upon a population, to be supported by them Word OriginC16, short for assessment cess2 /sɛs/ noun
1. an Irish slang word for luck bad cess to you! Word OriginC19, probably from cess1 (sense 2) cess3 /sɛs/ noun
1. short for cesspool Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"tax, levy," 1530s, short for assess (q.v.).

Examples:

It is no more than characteristic of Kant's whole speculative philosophy that he should' think the Ontological argument the one which comes nearest to st,-cess (yet the Ontological argument is held to prove - or rather to point out - not that God must exist, but that we think of him as necessary if we think of him as existing at all).

In Upper Burma all educational grants are paid from imperial funds; there is no cess as in Lower Burma.

To investigate the commerce in which Mr James Hutchi son, M.A., was sent in 1906 as a special commissioner for the Indian Tea Cess Committee.

See also parliamentary papers and official publications of Indian government; Monographs on brick tea, Formosa tea and other special studies, prepared for the Tea Cess Committees of India and Ceylon; Journals of the Royal Asiatic Society, Journal of the Society of Arts, Geographical Journal, Tea and Coffee Trade Journal (New York), &c. For practical planting details, see Tea; its Cultivation and Manufacture, by David Crole (1897), with a full bibliography; also Rutherford's Planter's Handbook.

Originally provided for local convenience and maintained by a local cess, was amalgamated with the imperial post.



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