1. Capable of being taxed; liable by law to the assessment of taxes; as, taxable estate; taxable commodities.
2. (Law) That may be legally charged by a court against the plaintiff of defendant in a suit; as, taxable
Tax"a*ble*ness, n. Tax"a*bly, adv.
(Tax`as*pid"e*an) a. [Gr. ta`xis an arrangement + shield.] (Zoöl.) Having the posterior
tarsal scales, or scutella, rectangular and arranged in regular rows; said of certain birds.
(Tax*a"tion) n. [F. taxation, L. taxatio a valuing, estimation, from L. taxare. See Tax.]
1. The act of laying a tax, or of imposing taxes, as on the subjects of a state, by government, or on the
members of a corporation or company, by the proper authority; the raising of revenue; also, a system of
2. (Law) The act of taxing, or assessing a bill of cost.
3. Tax; sum imposed. [R.] Daniel.
4. Charge; accusation. [Obs.] Shak.
(Tax"el) n. (Zoöl.) The American badger.
(||Tax`e*op"o*da) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. + -poda.] (Paleon.) An order of extinct Mammalia
found in the Tertiary formations.
1. One who taxes.
2. One of two officers chosen yearly to regulate the assize of bread, and to see the true gauge of weights
and measures is observed. [Camb. Univ., Eng.] [Written also taxor.]
(Tax"gath`er*er) n. One who collects taxes or revenues. Tax"gath`er*ing, n.
(Tax"i*arch) n. [Gr. and a division of an army, a brigade (from to arrange, array) + to rule.]
(Gr. Antiq.) An Athenian military officer commanding a certain division of an army. Milford.
(Tax"i*corn) n. [L. taxus a yew + cornu a horn: cf. F. taxicorne.] (Zoöl.) One of a family of
beetles (Taxicornes) whose antennæ are largest at the tip. Also used adjectively.
(Tax`i*der"mic) a. [Cf. F. taxidermique.] Of or pertaining to the art of preparing and preserving
the skins of animals.
(Tax"i*der`mist) n. A person skilled in taxidermy.
(Tax"i*der`my) n. [Gr. ta`xis an arranging, arrangement (fr. ta`ssein to arrange) + a skin,
from to skin: cf. F. taxidermie. See Tactics, Tear, v. t.] The art of preparing, preserving, and mounting
the skins of animals so as to represent their natural appearance, as for cabinets.
(Tax"ine) n. [L. taxus a yew.] (Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid of bitter taste extracted from the
leaves and seeds of the European yew Called also taxia.