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Tax article after it's imported (5)


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'tax' is the definition.
(historical tax paid to the church)

'article after it's imported' is the wordplay.
'article' becomes 'the' (the definite article in English).
'after' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'it' becomes ''t' (abbreviation. e.g. in 'tis).
'imported' becomes 'i' (this might be a standard abbreviation which I don't know about).
'the' after 'ti' is 'TITHE'.

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(Other definitions for tithe that I've seen before include "Levy, originally worth one tenth" , "Former church tax" , "Impost" , "Source of church revenue" , "10% tax" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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