poll tax

Definition of "poll tax"
  1. A fixed sum charged from each adult individual regardless of their income or resources
How to use "poll tax" in a sentence
  1. The introduction of the poll tax was met with widespread public disapproval.
  2. Before the Voting Rights Act, some states used a poll tax to discourage certain groups from voting.
  3. The government eliminated the poll tax to ensure universal suffrage.

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