I think 'censi passivi' must be some sort of tax, but can anybody elaborate?
The original sentence (in a list of sums of money spent) is:
Item paga per censi passivi per denari pigliati ad interesse sin oggi per diversi bisogni
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Patrimonio, ricchezza sottoposti a tributo: famiglia di alto, di basso c.
estens. Tributo pagato allo Stato in proporzione ai propri averi
- Censo refers to the property (real estate and other income generating assets you own) on which taxes are levied by the State and also the taxes paid on those assets.
Censo used with the meaning explained above is dated.