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excise

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noun ex·cise \ˈek-ˌsīz, -ˌsīs\

Simple Definition of excise

  • : a tax on certain things that are made, sold, or used within a country

Full Definition of excise

  1. 1 :  an internal tax levied on the manufacture, sale, or consumption of a commodity

  2. 2 :  any of various taxes on privileges often assessed in the form of a license or fee

Examples of excise

  1. an excise imposed on a number of goods



Origin of excise

obsolete Dutch excijs (now accijns), from Middle Dutch, probably modification of Old French assise session, assessment — more at assize


First Known Use: 15th century


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verb ex·cise \ˈek-ˌsīz, -ˌsīs, ik-ˈsīz\

Definition of excise

ex·cisedex·cis·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to impose an excise on



1652

First Known Use of excise

1652


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verb ex·cise \ik-ˈsīz\

Definition of excise

ex·cisedex·cis·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove by or as if by excision



Origin of excise

Latin excisus, past participle of excidere, from ex- + caedere to cut


First Known Use: 1634


Medical Dictionary

excise

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transitive verb ex·cise \ik-ˈsīz\

Medical Definition of excise

ex·cisedex·cis·ing

  1. :  to remove by excision :  resect <excise a tumor>





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