\ ˈfisk How to pronounce fisc (audio) \

Definition of fisc

: a state or royal treasury

Examples of fisc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the federal cost-share has declined to 90% from 100% in the early ObamaCare years for these new beneficiaries, state fiscs are being squeezed. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s Medicaid Benefit," 3 Feb. 2020 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this week announced the termination of a security pact that underpins the U.S.-Philippines alliance, and President Trump responded by celebrating potential savings for the American fisc. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Mercurial and Moody in Manila," 14 Feb. 2020 The public fisc mattered, but so did the welfare of criminals and crime victims, of addicts and addicts’ families. Gabriel Rossman, National Review, "Mark Kleiman Was the Nation’s Greatest Thinker on Drug Policy," 23 July 2019 So Democrats have a natural credibility challenge in presenting themselves as guardians of the public fisc, even among those taxpayers who have forgotten the spending surge that followed the inauguration of the last Democratic President. James Freeman, WSJ, "The Pelosi Pay Raise," 4 Jan. 2019 Some three million will have been buying coverage on the individual market, meaning the rule should save the fisc money on increasingly expensive tax credits. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s Health-Care Progress," 4 Nov. 2018 The state fisc is underwater, and Mr. Stefanowski, a former executive at General Electric and UBS , has a plan to keep it from drowning. Allysia Finley, WSJ, "Connecticut Voters Wonder Who’ll Stop the Rain," 5 Oct. 2018 Inflation was crushed immediately, lev interest rates plunged, a hard budget constraint was put on Bulgaria’s fisc, and the economy boomed. Steve H. Hanke, WSJ, "Erdogan Can Save the Turkish Lira," 12 Aug. 2018 Over the next few decades, Germany’s inexorably aging population will place ever greater demands on the national fisc. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, "Don’t Count on an Aging Germany to Save the Euro," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of fisc

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fisc

Latin fiscus

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“Fisc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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