Definition of ratepayer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ratepayer

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈreɪtpeɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪtpeɪər//
 
 
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(in Britain in the past) a person who paid taxes to the local authority on the buildings and land they owned