cess

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  • (noun): Irish Luck.

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Cess is a tax. The term is a shortened form of \"assess\". The spelling is due to a mistaken connection with census.
It was the official term used in Ireland when it was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, but has been superseded by \"rate\". The term was formerly particularly applied to local taxation.
In colonial India it was applied, with a qualifying prefix, to any taxation, such as irrigation-cess, educational-cess, and the like. They are collectively referred to as \"cesses\" in government censuses, e.g. \"land revenue and cesses\".
In modern India, it refers to a tax earmarked for a particular purpose, such as education.
In Scotland, it refers to the property tax which was enacted in Scotland in 1665 and continued to be levied through the 18th century.
The term is used by the rubber industry in Thailand to refer to Rubber Export Tax, which funds that country's Office of Rubber Replanting Aid Fund.
It has also been used by the Jamaican Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to denote a tariff on imports.

Example Sentences

  • A cess is a form of octroi tax and has the advantage of the payer not having to pay up at every octroi post like in other cases.

  • 'Therefore, instead of burdening parents with hefty fee, the government should compensate the private schools by providing financial support out of education cess, which is kept unutilised in the Prathamik Shiksha Kosh (primary education fund) established in

  • The Covenanters now became reckless and wild, for again torn asunder by the "cess" controversy (a dispute arose as to whether it was lawful to pay the tax or "cess" raised for an unlawful object, the carrying on of a Government persecuting the true Kirk) they were but

  • The civic body is on a cess recovery drive and has identified owners who have registered their vehicles in Navi Mumbai but failed to pay cess which is mere one per cent of the cost of the vehicle, and four per cent less than what they would have to pay in Mumbai city.

  • The civic body is on a cess recovery drive and has identified owners who have registered their vehicles in Navi Mumbai but failed to pay cess which is mere 1 per cent of the cost of the vehicle, and 4 per cent less than what they would have to pay in Mumbai city.

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