Taxing Costs Law and Legal Definition

Taxing costs refers to the process of determining and charging to the losing party in a legal action the expenses involved in initiating or defending the action, to which the successful side is lawfully entitled. It is the act by which it is ascertained to what costs a party is entitled.

It is a rule that the jury must assess the damages and costs separately, so that it may appear to the court that the costs were not considered, in the damages.