death tax

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death tax

n.
An estate tax.
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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]
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Noun1.death 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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