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fiscal year

noun

Simple Definition of fiscal year

  • : a 12-month period used by a government, business, or organization to calculate how much money is being earned, spent, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fiscal year

  1. :  an accounting period of 12 months

Examples of fiscal year in a sentence

  1. Sales were up in the last fiscal year.

  2. Our fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.



1843

First Known Use of fiscal year

1843


Law Dictionary

fiscal year

noun

Legal Definition of fiscal year

  1. :  an accounting period of 12 months




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