- Excise is defined as a tax charged on certain items or goods.
A tax charged on cigarettes is an example of an excise tax.
- To excise is defined as to cut out surgically.
When a tumor is surgically cut out, this is an example of excise.
excise definition by Webster's New World
- a tax or duty on the manufacture, sale, or consumption of various commodities within a country, as liquor, tobacco, etc.also excise tax
- a fee paid for a license to carry on certain occupations, sports, etc.
Origin: altered (after excise) ; from earlier accise ; from Middle Dutch accijs, earlier assijs ; from Old French assise: see assize
- excision noun
excise definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An internal tax imposed on the production, sale, or consumption of a commodity or the use of a service within a country: excises on tobacco, liquor, and long-distance telephone calls.
- A licensing charge or a fee levied for certain privileges.
Origin: Middle Dutch excijs, alteration (influenced by Latin excīsus, past participle of excīdere, to cut out) of accijs, tax, probably from Old French acceis, partly from Vulgar Latin *accēnsum (Latin ad-, ad- + Latin cēnsus, tax; see census) and partly from Old French assise, legislative ordinance; see assize.
transitive verb ex·cised, ex·cis·ing, ex·cis·es
Origin: Latin excīdere, excīs- : ex-, ex- + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.
- ex·ciˈsion noun
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