- a tax on legal documents, publications, etc, the payment of which is certified by the attaching or impressing of official stamps
Examples from the Web for stamp duty
He also proposed to relieve Ireland from the stamp-duty on awards, the loss on which would not exceed 500 a year.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.
E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The other, imposing a stamp-duty on small pamphlets, only placed them on the same footing with newspapers.The Political History of England - Vol XI
I won't do it through the schoolmaster in Stanz, and the doctor can't do it without the stamp-duty.The Forest Farm
The stamp-duty of one penny on each newspaper is reckoned to be the third of these taxes on knowledge.