stamp duty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stamp duty a tax collected by requiring a stamp to be purchased and attached (usually on documents or publications)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stamp duty a duty, or tax, imposed on paper and parchment used for certain writings, as deeds, conveyances, etc., the evidence of the payment of the duty or tax being a stamp.
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Usage

In literature:

POLICIES FREE OF STAMP DUTY and INDISPUTABLE, except in case of fraud.
"Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 1853" by Various
The Townshend duties applied to goods which were less widely used than those affected by the Stamp Act.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
POLICIES FREE OF STAMP DUTY and INDISPUTABLE, except in case of fraud.
"Notes and Queries, Number 217, December 24, 1853" by Various
A stamp duty, which openly invaded the first and threatened a diminution of the last provoked their united zealous opposition.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
But I am of the stamp of those who, when they have once begun a task, will rather die than leave their duty unfulfilled.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The cause of this increase was chiefly the reduction of the duty from an average of three-pence to one penny per stamp.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
Newspaper Stamp Duty, 255.
"English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century." by Graham Everitt
It must pay stamp duties.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
That's the Stamp and Paper Duties.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
On every paper a penny stamp had to be paid, and the advertisement duty was eighteenpence on every advertisement.
"Christopher Crayon's Recollections The Life and Times of the late James Ewing Ritchie as told by himself" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The stamp duties on paper are said to amount to over two millions per annum.
"Journal of Voyages" by Jacob Dunham
The result was the imposition of a stamp duty of 1/2d.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
AL'NAGER, formerly, in England, an official whose duty it was to inspect, measure, and stamp woollen cloth.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
The small space behind the public lobby sufficed for the stamping, sorting, and other necessary duties.
"The Bristol Royal Mail" by R. C. Tombs
Written contracts of apprenticeship shall be free of stamp duty.
"The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection" by Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schäffle
The stamp duties payable on an absolute bill of sale are 2s.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
Pamphlets were subjected to the same stamp duties as newspapers.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
In Great Britain a stamp duty of 6d.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
This resulted in the imposition of a stamp duty on various articles.
"The Celtic Magazine, Vol I, No. IV, February 1876" by Various
The clause of the former act which made the stamped ingots receivable for duties was repealed.
"History of the State of California" by John T. Frost
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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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