fisc

noun
\ˈfisk \

Definition of fisc 

: a state or royal treasury

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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 Whatever his motives, the greater shame is that his vote keeps the edifice of ObamaCare in place with all of its harm to patients, the health-care system and the national fisc. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Republican ObamaCare Crack Up," 28 July 2017 That leaves much less for the military, which has dropped to about 15% of the federal fisc from more than 25% in the 1980s. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "John McCain’s Defense Cut," 10 Aug. 2017 Until recently the focus in Springfield has been on shoring up the state fisc. Allysia Finley, WSJ, "Republicans Won’t Let Chicago’s School Crisis Go to Waste," 25 Aug. 2017 The duty of securing a healthy public fisc belongs to the public as a whole — not just those who are struggling to get by. Christina Martin, National Review, "Michigan Turns Foreclosure into a Government Self-Enrichment Machine," 1 Aug. 2017

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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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