- The definition of fiscal is something related to finances or public revenue.
- An example of fiscal is a family budget; a fiscal plan.
- An example of fiscal is a 12-month financial period; a fiscal year.
- An example of fiscal is money generated by giving parking tickets; fiscal revenue.
- Fiscal is defined as an official person in some countries.
An example of a fiscal is the Crown Office and Procurator Service in Scotland.
- having to do with the public treasury or revenues
- designating or of government policies of spending and taxation designed to maintain economic stability, promote full employment, etc.
Origin of fiscalFrench from Late Latin fiscalis from Classical Latin fiscus, basket of rushes, public chest from Indo-European an unverified form bhidh-, pot (from source Old Norse bitha, milk jug) from base an unverified form bheidh-, to weave, tie
- Of or relating to government expenditures, revenues, and debt: a fiscal policy of incurring budget deficits to stimulate a weak economy.
- Of or relating to finance or finances.
Origin of fiscalFrench from Latin fiscālis from fiscus money basket, treasury
(comparative more fiscal, superlative most fiscal)
- Not to be confused with financial, which refers to money generally, particularly lending and banking, rather than narrowly to a treasury.
- A public official in certain countries having control of public revenue.
- (UK, Scottish law) Procurator fiscal, a public prosecutor.
- (law) In certain countries, including Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and former colonies of these countries and certain British colonies, solicitor or attorney general.
After Afrikaans fiskaal (“public official, hangman”)