(Latin) an extra tax sometimes called for by the senate to be paid by Roman citizens; after 167 BCE, tributum was no longer allowed for Roman citizens, but it was still permitted that tributum could be sought from people in colonies.
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(from the article `taxation`) Early Roman forms of taxation included consumption taxes, customs duties, and certain `direct` taxes. The principal of these was the tributum, paid ...
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