death duty

death duty
a tax on the estate of the deceased person
Hypernyms: ↑transfer tax

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chiefly Britain : death tax

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death duty noun
(often in pl) duty paid on inheritance of property (now replaced by ↑inheritance tax (see under ↑inherit))
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Main Entry:death

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death duty,
British. an inheritance tax.

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noun, pl ⋯ duties [count]
Brit :estate tax

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ˈdeath duty f47 [death duty] noun usually plural (old-fashioned, BrE)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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