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Gross estate

The total value of a person's property and assets before accounting for debts, taxes, and liabilities.
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Gross Estate

In estate tax, the sum total value of a decedent's assets plus certain additions before any applicable tax credits or deductions. Gross estate includes, but is not limited to: property (including community property and all savings), certain types of gifts made in the last three years of the decedent's life, property or income transferred before death but under which the decedent maintained use and/or enjoyment, revocable transfers, life insurance, and pensions and annuities with death benefits. See also: Taxable estate.
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gross estate

The total dollar value of all the assets in an estate before paying debts and taxes.
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