death tax

noun

Definition of death tax

  1. :  a tax arising on the transmission of property after the owner's death; especially :  estate tax

First Known Use of death tax

1880


Law Dictionary

death tax

noun

Legal Definition of death tax

  1. :  a tax assessed on the transfer of property (as an estate, inheritance, legacy, or succession) after the transferor's death — compare estate tax, generation-skipping transfer tax, gift tax


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