Wednesday, 8th April 2015
by Joshua Gaskell
Etymology: < Old French taxer < Latin taxare to censure, charge, compute.
1. Doms. A compulsory contribution to the support of government.
2. Non-doms. Contronymous to sense 1: A discretionary contribution to the support of government.
When I was young there was a tax-avoiding thing called a nondom, pronounced nond’m; now, the evidently same thing is a non-dom, with a fully rounded second syllable…