Cess



British. a tax, assessment, or lien.
(in Scotland) a land tax.
(in Ireland) a military assessment.
(in India) an import or sales tax on a commodity.
British. to tax; assess.
luck (usually used in the expression bad cess to):
Bad cess to them!
noun
(Brit) any of several special taxes, such as a land tax in Scotland
(formerly, in Ireland)

the obligation to provide the soldiers and household of the lord deputy with supplies at fixed prices
any military exaction

verb
(transitive) (Brit) to tax or assess for taxation
(formerly in Ireland) to impose (soldiers) upon a population, to be supported by them
noun
an Irish slang word for luck bad cess to you!
noun
short for cesspool
n.

“tax, levy,” 1530s, short for assess (q.v.).

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    a temporary or complete stopping; discontinuance: a cessation of hostilities. noun a ceasing or stopping; discontinuance; pause: temporary cessation of hostilities n. mid-15c., cessacyoun “interruption, abdication,” from Latin cessationem (nominative cessatio) “a delaying, ceasing, tarrying,” noun of action from past participle stem of cessare “delay” (see cease (n.)).

  • Cessed

    British. a tax, assessment, or lien. (in Scotland) a land tax. (in Ireland) a military assessment. (in India) an import or sales tax on a commodity. British. to tax; assess. noun (Brit) any of several special taxes, such as a land tax in Scotland (formerly, in Ireland) the obligation to provide the soldiers and household […]



  • Cessative

    (of a verbal form or aspect) expressing cessation.

  • Cesser

    noun (law) the coming to an end of a term interest or annuity



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