What does tax mean?

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  1. Money paid to the government other than for transaction-specific goods and services.
  2. A burdensome demand.
  3. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
  4. (obsolete) charge; censure
  5. (obsolete) A lesson to be learned.
  1. (transitive) To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
  2. (transitive) To impose and collect a tax on (something).
  3. (transitive) To make excessive demands on.
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