Cess also means a tax, or levy. So far as I can tell, the word is rarely used outside the rubber industry, but in the rubber-producing countries of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and India, the term cess is commonly used to mean a tax collected by the government on each kilo of rubber exported, and designed to provide funds for research and other activities to support rubber producers.

Cess (?), n. [For sess, conts. from Assess.]

1.

A rate or tax.

[Obs. or Prof. Eng. & Scot.]

Spenser.

2.

Bound; measure.

[Obs.]

The poor jade is wrung in the withers out of all cess. Shak.

 

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Cess, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cessed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Cessing.]

To rate; to tax; to assess.

Spenser.

 

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Cess, v. i. [F. cesser. See Cease.]

To cease; to neglect.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

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