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 for revenue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revenue \Rev"e*nue\, n. [F. revenu, OF. revenue, fr. revenir to
     return, L. revenire; pref. re- re- + venire to come. See
     1. That which returns, or comes back, from an investment; the
        annual rents, profits, interest, or issues of any species
        of property, real or personal; income.
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              Do not anticipate your revenues and live upon air
              till you know what you are worth.     --Gray.
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     2. Hence, return; reward; as, a revenue of praise.
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     3. The annual yield of taxes, excise, customs, duties, rents,
        etc., which a nation, state, or municipality collects and
        receives into the treasury for public use.
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     Revenue cutter, an armed government vessel employed to
        enforce revenue laws, prevent smuggling, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
           [syn: gross, revenue, receipts]
      2: government income due to taxation [syn: tax income,
         taxation, tax revenue, revenue]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "revenue":
     avails, box office, commissions, credit, credits,
     disposable income, dividend, dividends, earned income, earnings,
     gain, gains, gate, gate receipts, get, gross, gross income,
     gross receipts, income, intake, interest, make, net, net income,
     net receipts, output, proceeds, produce, profit, profits, receipt,
     receipts, receivables, returns, royalties, salary, take, take-in,
     takings, unearned income, wages, yield

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REVENUE. The income of the government arising from taxation, duties, and the 
  like; and, according to some correct lawyers, under the idea of revenue is 
  also included the proceeds of the sale of stocks, lands, and other property 
  owned by the government. Story, Const. Sec. 877. Vide Money Bills. By 
  revenue is also understood the income of private individuals and 

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