Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “death duty”

death duty

noun [C or U]     UK
TAX →  inheritance tax: Some assets may escape death duty if they are transferred seven years before death.
(Definition of death duty noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of death duty

More Business English definitions for “death duty”

Definitions of “death duty” in other dictionaries

Translations of “death duty”

Word of the Day


a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More