probate duty

probate duty
noun
1. : a British tax on the gross value of the personal estate of a deceased testator introduced in 1694 and merged in the estate duty in 1894
2. : an estate tax in some United States jurisdictions

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probate duty noun (historical)
A tax on property passing by will
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Main Entry:probate

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  • Probate duty — Probate Pro bate, a. Of or belonging to a probate, or court of probate; as, a probate record. [1913 Webster] {Probate Court}, or {Court of Probate}, a court for the probate of wills. {Probate duty}, a government tax on property passing by will.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • probate duty — A duty to be treated as an expense of administration of a decedent s estate. The earliest form of death duty in England. 28 Am J Rev ed Inher T § 4. An estate tax …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • probate duty — /ˈproʊbeɪt djuti/ (say prohbayt dyoohtee) noun a tax on the gross value of the property of the deceased testator …  

  • Probate — Pro bate, a. Of or belonging to a probate, or court of probate; as, a probate record. [1913 Webster] {Probate Court}, or {Court of Probate}, a court for the probate of wills. {Probate duty}, a government tax on property passing by will. [Eng.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Probate Court — Probate Pro bate, a. Of or belonging to a probate, or court of probate; as, a probate record. [1913 Webster] {Probate Court}, or {Court of Probate}, a court for the probate of wills. {Probate duty}, a government tax on property passing by will.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • probate — Court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid; though in current usage this term has been expanded to generally refer to the legal process wherein the estate of a decedent is administered. Generally, the probate process… …   Black's law dictionary

  • duty — n. (pl. ies) 1 a a moral or legal obligation; a responsibility (his duty to report it). b the binding force of what is right (strong sense of duty). c what is required of one (do one s duty). 2 payment to the public revenue, esp.: a that levied… …   Useful english dictionary

  • probate fee — See probate duty …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • probate tax — See probate duty; estate tax …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Probate — Not to be confused with Probation. Wills, trusts and estat …   Wikipedia

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