"census" Definition

  1. n. A numbering of the people, and valuation of their estate, for the purpose of imposing taxes, etc.; -- usually made once in five years.
  2. n. An official registration of the number of the people, the value of their estates, and other general statistics of a country.

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Position in dictionary: 15806 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "census": 1
Words that end with "census": 1
Words that contain "census": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of census

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