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death duty

noun, British.
Origin of death duty
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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death duty

a tax on property inheritances: in Britain, replaced in 1975 by capital transfer tax and since 1986 by inheritance tax Also called estate duty
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