death tax
noun Date: 1937 a tax arising on the transmission of property after the owner's death; especially estate tax

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • death tax — ➔ tax1 * * * death tax UK US noun [C or U] US ► TAX an amount of money that someone has to pay to the government when they receive money or property from someone who has recently died: »Some would like to see an end to death tax. → See also… …   Financial and business terms

  • death tax — death′ tax n. 1) law estate tax 2) law inheritance tax • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • death tax — death ,tax noun count AMERICAN INHERITANCE TAX …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • death tax — noun a tax on the estate of the deceased person • Syn: ↑inheritance tax, ↑estate tax, ↑death duty • Hypernyms: ↑transfer tax * * * noun : a tax arising on the transmission of property (as an estate, inheritance …   Useful english dictionary

  • death tax — 1. See estate tax. 2. See inheritance tax. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

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