: an internal tax levied on the manufacture, sale, or consumption of a commodity
: any of various taxes on privileges often assessed in the form of a license or fee
: to impose an excise on
Noun an excise imposed on a number of goods
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NounTo the immense relief of the industry, the excise was omitted from the draft, with crypto booster Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) tweeting that one of Republicans’ victories had been blocking the measure. —Byleo Schwartz, Fortune Crypto, 31 May 2023 His plan would cost the state $600 million to pause the sales tax on diesel for one year and $523 million to pause inflation increases to gas and diesel excise taxes. —Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2022 Indiana lawmakers, governor reluctant to make changes IMPD is pushing the state to give local authorities more autonomy or equip excise police with resources to tackle the problem. —The Indianapolis Star, 1 Feb. 2023 There are also state and local excise taxes, and a sales tax. —Mary Jane Gibson, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2022 Researchers calculated residents' tax burden, or the percentage of income consumed by state and local taxes, by adding up three types of tax types: property taxes, individual income taxes, and sales and excise taxes. —Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 29 Mar. 2023 Ilihia Gionson, a public affairs officer with the Hawaii Tourism Authority Hawaii, for example, is seeing a strong post-pandemic tourism recovery, even though its 13.3% state and county transient accommodation taxes combine with 4.5% excise taxes to add close to 18% to nightly hotel bills. —Harriet Baskas, NBC News, 8 Mar. 2023 The excise officers will work out of the unit's offices on Keystone Avenue and will receive IMPD laptops and radios. —The Indianapolis Star, 4 Feb. 2023 Clemmons said excise police could shut down a party and the township could be held liable for any incident involving an individual who attended the event if no permit is issued. —Karen Caffarini, chicagotribune.com, 21 Sep. 2021
VerbTreatment options include open-heart surgery to remove the tumor, a heart transplant, or autotransplantation, a new procedure where the patient’s heart is temporarily removed (and the patient is put on a life-support machine) so that the surgeon can better excise the tumor. —Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 29 Nov. 2021 In her account, French museums shunned his works until astonishingly late, while French officials, French critics and French bureaucrats did their best to sideline him, denigrate his work or excise him from the national story altogether. —Hugh Eakin, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2023 Maybe a shorter run would have allowed the writers to excise some of the duller material. —Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2023 Norway plans to excise Russian assets from its $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund. —Fortune, 28 Feb. 2022 The move to excise racist elements in dance has not been without controversy, especially in Europe. —New York Times, 29 Nov. 2021 States including Oregon, Montana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Maine, have passed laws to excise it from place names, maps and markers. —Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Sep. 2021 Mallory’s impossible task is to find and excise all the fabrications. —Sam Sacks, WSJ, 31 Dec. 2020 McCloskey’s insistence that people should evaluate situations in transhistorical terms rather than protest the inequities of their own time and place proceeds from a wrongheaded conception of freedom that excises us from our contexts. —Lisa Wells, Harper’s Magazine , 13 Mar. 2023 See More
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