cir'cuit break"er

1. Elect.Also called breaker. a device for interrupting an electric circuit to prevent excessive current, as that caused by a short circuit, from damaging the apparatus in the circuit or from causing a fire.
2. any property-tax relief measure that reduces or limits property taxes for certain eligible taxpayers, as those with low income or the elderly.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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