What is COUNTY RATE?

In English law. An imposition levied on the occupiers of lands, and applied to many miscellaneous purposes, among which the most important are those of defraying the expenses connected with prisons, reimbursing to private parties the costs they have incurred in prosecuting public offenders, and defraying the expenses of the county police. See 15 & 16 Vict. c. 81.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of COUNTY RATE helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary