from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tax imposed on the privilege of receiving property by inheritance or legal succession and assessed on the value of the property received. Also called death tax.
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- n. A tax based on the value of the property of a deceased person, and charged on the beneficiaries of the estate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tax on the estate of the deceased person
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