a tax imposed on a decedent's property, assessed on the gross estate prior to distribution to the heirs.
Manor vs. MannerA manor is a mansion or stately home. A manner is a characteristic way of doing something. These words are homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings), so it’s easy to mix them up. Manor In the context of a feudal system, manor referred to an estate or territorial unit consisting of a lord’s home and lands. In other words, the area …
Origin of estate tax
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called death tax.
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