: a state or royal treasury

Examples of fisc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is certainly no obligation to pay more taxes to the federal fisc than the law requires. Martin Shenkman, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Danish mortgages got cheaper because of Novo Nordisk’s gargantuan U.S. profits, which have been repatriated in such volume as to leave the Danish fisc with too much money lying around. Robert Goulder, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 One of the most discouraging recent events for those who favor limited constitutional governance—not to mention restrained inflation and a sound public fisc—has been the outrageous attempt by the President to bail out the price gougers in higher education. James Freeman, WSJ, 29 Sep. 2022 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

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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 15 Jul. 2024.

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