- 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.
- Any of various African shrikes of the genus Lanius.
After Afrikaans fiskaal (“public official, hangman”)