ship money

ship money
noun
an impost levied in England to provide money for ships for national defense
Hypernyms: ↑customs, ↑customs duty, ↑custom, ↑impost

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noun
: an impost levied at various times on the ports, towns, or shires of England to provide ships for the national defense

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ship money noun (historical)
A tax imposed by the sovereign to raise money to build a fleet of ships, esp that raised without authorization of parliament by Charles I from 1635 onwards
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Main Entry:ship

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ship money,
an old English tax to provide money to build ships in time of war. It was abolished by an act of Parliament in 1640.

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ship money [ship money] noun [U]
a tax that English kings and queens traditionally collected from people living on the coast in times of war. In the 1630s ↑Charles I used the tax to collect money without involving Parliament, at first on the coast and then all over England, by saying that there was a possibility of war. A group of people led by John Hampden refused to pay the tax, and in 1640 the ↑Long Parliament made it illegal.

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