: a state or royal treasury

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This will require substantial borrowing on top of the fisc-wrecking bond issuance during the pandemic. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 The lawyers tend to see themselves as guardians of the public fisc, pitted against those who would drain the coffers: criminals looking for a payday, greedy lawyers, bleeding-heart juries. Jake Pearson, ProPublica, 20 Dec. 2022 One of the more peculiar aspects of the United States is the dominance of graduates of public institutions in those regions ostensibly most hostile to generous disbursement from the public fisc. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 13 June 2011 From 2008 to 2022, Connecticut’s state budget grew by 37%, while Massachusetts’s pro-growth policies fueled a doubling of the public fisc. Jim Stergios, WSJ, 9 Sep. 2022 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 See More

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Word History


Latin fiscus

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fisc was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Fisc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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