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STAMP ACT

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STAMP ACT (noun)
  The noun STAMP ACT has 1 sense:

1. an act passed by the British parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents; opposition by the colonies resulted in the repeal of the act in 1766

  Familiarity information: STAMP ACT used as a noun is very rare.


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STAMP ACT (noun)


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Meaning:

An act passed by the British parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents; opposition by the colonies resulted in the repeal of the act in 1766

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Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Stamp Act" is a kind of...):

legislative act; statute (an act passed by a legislative body)


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