Stamp-duty

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stamp-duty a tax imposed on the paper on which legal documents are written
    • ***

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stempan; Ger. stampfen.

Usage

In literature:

He was taken in hand here by Mr Bright, who chanced to be on duty, and led him first to the Stamp Department.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
Duty and death were the prominent ideas stamped upon his soul.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
I have already declined to sign a petition for the removal of the stamp duty on newspapers.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
POLICIES FREE OF STAMP DUTY and INDISPUTABLE, except in case of fraud.
"Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853" by Various
POLICIES FREE OF STAMP DUTY and INDISPUTABLE, except in case of fraud.
"Notes and Queries, Number 211, November 12, 1853" by Various
POLICIES FREE OF STAMP DUTY and INDISPUTABLE, except in case of fraud.
"Notes and Queries, Number 212, November 19, 1853" by Various
POLICIES FREE OF STAMP DUTY and INDISPUTABLE, except in case of fraud.
"Notes and Queries, Number 213, November 26, 1853" by Various
POLICIES FREE OF STAMP DUTY and INDISPUTABLE, except in case of fraud.
"Notes and Queries, No. 209, October 29 1853" by Various
We speak of the act for imposing stamp duties on the North American colonies.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Whatever is not subject to stamp-duty, they set down as mere moonshine.
"Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II." by Charles James Lever
As with all men of his stamp, a letter is for him a great undertaking, accomplished wearily from a strict sense of duty.
"Erlach Court" by Ossip Schubin
But to impose a stamp or tea duty upon America by Act of Parliament was simple madness.
"Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)" by Wiliam Cabell Bruce
I was on telephone duty last night, stamping the letters, and I didn't get off till nearly eleven.
"The War-Workers" by E.M. Delafield
In Canada there was no stamp duty on paper.
"The History of the Post Office in British North America" by William Smith
Here and there a Tutor of the better stamp, no doubt, would try to do his duty by his pupils.
"Oxford and Her Colleges" by Goldwin Smith
It enacted that after the 1st of October, 1783, stamp duty of 3d.
"Curious Church Customs" by Various
In France, there are both stamp duties and duties upon registration.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
The remainder was for stamp duty.
"The History of the Post Office" by Herbert Joyce
The warehouse charge is very small, and consists chiefly of stamp-duties, which are imposed on the money paid for goods.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
Their last disaster was in a committee on the New Stamp Duties Bill.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1. No 1, June 1850" by Various
***

In poetry:

What pains we take to mold a friend,
To stamp our image on the heart;
And e'er the anxious task we end,
Stern fate, or duty, bids us part.
"Valedictory On Leaving San Francisco, California." by James Madison Bell

In news:

Bret Baier, who took over Fox's Washington newscast last night, dutifully declares that he will gradually put his own "stamp" on the program.
***