- death tax
n.Any tax imposed on property or its transfer after its owner dies.
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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
death tax — n. INHERITANCE TAX … English World dictionary
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 — noun Date: 1937 a tax arising on the transmission of property after the owner s death; especially estate tax … New Collegiate Dictionary
death tax — 1. See estate tax. 2. See inheritance tax. [1935 40] * * * … Universalium
death tax — noun A misnomer for inheritance tax used by proponents of its abolition … Wiktionary
death tax — noun US term for inheritance tax … English new terms dictionary
death tax — / deθ tæks/ noun same as death duty … Dictionary of banking and finance