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  1. Stamp Act
  2. noun

    • 1. an act regulating stamp duty (a tax on the legal recognition of documents).

    • 2. an act of the British Parliament in 1765 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. Colonial opposition led to the act's repeal in 1766 and helped encourage the revolutionary movement against the Crown.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: Stamp Act, plural noun: Stamp Acts