pecuniary burden

See: charge, cost, lien
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Let us first understand that 'a tax is a pecuniary burden laid upon individuals or property owners to support the government.
Only women answer the opaque ad, and they do so out of a desperate attempt to alleviate multiplying pecuniary burdens: "their rents, their debts, their ailing parents, their families and their constant bills, tuitions, payment plans, groceries." Mary initially takes the "economic opportunity" to offset the debt she has incurred in ridding herself of an illness that seems fake not because of the symptoms but because of the cure.
This literature review discusses the pecuniary burdens on households and government faced by many countries of the world after substantial dengue fever outbreaks.