\ 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 The intention of tax is to provide revenue for the U.S. fisc. Benjamin Willis, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 That’s debatable, however, since faster price rises are likely to trigger higher interest rates that would strain Rome’s fisc. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 31 Aug. 2021 Corporate tax directors are tasked with maximizing shareholder value, not protecting the public fisc. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 27 May 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 4 Nov. 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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10 Oct 2021

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“Fisc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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