How to use death duty in a sentence
For the tax levied on the estate of deceased persons, and sometimes called “death duty,” see Succession Duty.
The best death duty I know is to do what the dead ask us and not what they'd turn in their graves if they knew of.Joanna Godden | Sheila Kaye-Smith
But there they go, wanting to take most of it in death duty.Joanna Godden | Sheila Kaye-Smith
When a man is dead, he is dead, and in estimating the death duty you have not to bother about how long he is going to live!Essays in Liberalism | Various
British Dictionary definitions for 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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