Stamp-duty

Definitions

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