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Meaning of EXCISE

Pronunciation:  [n]'eksIz, [v]ik'sIz, ik'sIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)
  2. [v]  remove by cutting; "The surgeon excised the tumor"
  3. [v]  remove by erasing or crossing out; "Please strike this remark from the record"
  4. [v]  levy an excise tax on
 

EXCISE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: excise tax, expunge, strike
 
 See Also: ad valorem tax, cancel, cut out, delete, gasoline tax, nuisance tax, revenue enhancement, sales tax, tax, tax, taxation, value-added tax, VAT

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex*cise"\, n. [Apparently fr. L. excisum cut off, fr.
    excidere to cut out or off; ex out, off + caedere to cut; or,
    as the word was formerly written accise, fr. F. accise, LL.
    accisia, as if fr. L. accidere, accisum, to cut into; ad +
    caedere to cut; but prob. transformed fr. OF. assise, LL.
    assisa, assisia, assize. See {Assize}, {Concise}.]
    1. In inland duty or impost operating as an indirect tax on
       the consumer, levied upon certain specified articles, as,
       tobacco, ale, spirits, etc., grown or manufactured in the
       country. It is also levied to pursue certain trades and
       deal in certain commodities. Certain direct taxes (as, in
       England, those on carriages, servants, plate, armorial
       bearings, etc.), are included in the excise. Often used
       adjectively; as, excise duties; excise law; excise system.
    
             The English excise system corresponds to the
             internal revenue system in the United States.
                                                   --Abbot.
    
             An excise . . . is a fixed, absolute, and direct
             charge laid on merchandise, products, or
             commodities.                          --11 Allen's
                                                   (Mass. ) Rpts.
    
    2. That department or bureau of the public service charged
       with the collection of the excise taxes. [Eng.]
    
    
  2. \Ex*cise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excised}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Excising}.]
    1. To lay or impose an excise upon.
    
    2. To impose upon; to overcharge. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    
  3. \Ex*cise"\, v. t. [See {Excide}.]
    To cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a
    tumor.
    
    
 
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