estate tax


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estate tax

n.
A tax imposed on the right to transfer property by inheritance and assessed on the net value of a decedent's estate before distribution to the heirs.

estate′ tax`


n.
a tax imposed on the net worth of a decedent's property prior to distribution to the heirs. Also called death tax.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.estate tax - a tax on the estate of the deceased person
transfer tax - any tax levied on the passing of title to property
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