death dutynoun [ U ]uk /ˈdeθ ˌdjuː.ti/ us /ˈdeθ ˌduː.t̬i/ UK
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- He must have come in for about thirty thousand, besides what he had under that settlement of Roger's, which had avoided death duty.
- Ireland being mainly an agricultural country, income tax, death duties, and stamps yield much less per head of the population there than in Great Britain.
- On the contrary, where there are no children and no widow to be provided for, death duties might be much increased without causing hardship.
- Some nobleman or gentleman, through the extravagance of himself or his ancestors, or on account of the pressure of death duties, finds himself impoverished.
- The death duties, especially where a deceased person leaves a large family, already cause much hardship.