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Meaning of ratepayer

rate•pay•er

Pronunciation: (rāt'pā"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who pays a regular charge for the use of a public utility, as gas or electricity, usually based on the quantity consumed.
  2. a person who pays rates; a taxpayer of the local government.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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