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[mass noun] A former death duty levied on property from 1889. It was replaced in 1975 by capital transfer tax and in 1986 by inheritance tax.
- ‘There was no existing liability to estate duty at the date the declaration was sought.’
- ‘In some countries, domicile is largely irrelevant for tax purposes or only affects capital taxes, such as estate duty.’
- ‘For example, the foreign tax suffered must be of a character similar to estate duty, gift tax or inheritance tax in order to get the relief.’
- ‘Thus he had over £20,000 of debts, and in addition £5,105 estate duty and interest was paid.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.