excise

  • 1 Excise — or Excise tax (sometimes called an excise duty), is a type of tax charged on goods produced within the country (as opposed to customs duties, charged on goods from outside the country).Typical examples of excise duties are taxes on tobacco,… …

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  • 2 excise — ex·cise / ek ˌsīz, ˌsīs/ n 1: a tax levied on the manufacture, sale, or consumption of a commodity compare income tax, property tax 2: any of various taxes on privileges often assessed in the form of a license or other fee see also …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 excise — ex‧cise [ˈeksaɪz] noun [countable, uncountable] TAX 1. a government tax that is charged on certain goods that are sold in the country, for example alcoholic drinks and petrol: • An excise on home production of tobacco could have produced the same …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Excise — Ex*cise , n. [Apparently fr. L. excisum cut off, fr. excidere to cut out or off; ex out, off + caedere to cut; or, as the word was formerly written accise, fr. F. accise, LL. accisia, as if fr. L. accidere, accisum, to cut into; ad + caedere to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 excise — [ ɛksiz ] n. f. • 1688, francisé en accise; mot angl., probablt de l a. fr. acceis, de °accensum, lat. ad et census ♦ Impôt indirect, en Grande Bretagne. ⇒ accise. ● excise nom féminin (anglais excise, taxe, du moyen néerlandais excijs) Ensemble… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 6 excise — excise1 [ek′sīz΄; ] occas. [, ek′sīs΄] n. [altered (after EXCISE2) < earlier accise < MDu accijs, earlier assijs < OFr assise: see ASSIZE] 1. a tax or duty on the manufacture, sale, or consumption of various commodities within a country …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Excise — Ex*cise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Excising}.] 1. To lay or impose an excise upon. [1913 Webster] 2. To impose upon; to overcharge. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Excise — Ex*cise , v. t. [See {Excide}.] To cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a tumor. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 excise — [n] tax on goods customs, duty, import tax, levy, surcharge, tariff, toll; concept 329 excise [v] remove, delete amputate, black out, blot out*, blue pencil*, cross out, cut, cut off, cut out, cut up, destroy, edit, elide, eradicate, erase,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 excise — Ⅰ. excise [1] ► NOUN ▪ a tax levied on certain goods, commodities, and licences. ORIGIN Dutch excijs. Ⅱ. excise [2] ► VERB 1) cut out surgically. 2) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Excise — (engl., spr. Exseis), so v.w. Accise, s.d. 2) …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 excise — is spelt ise, not ize. As a noun and verb in the ‘tax’ meaning, it is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable; as a verb meaning ‘to remove by cutting’ it is pronounced with stress on the second syllable …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 excise — noun VERB + EXCISE ▪ impose, levy ▪ the excise levied on beer and tobacco ▪ increase, raise ▪ cut, reduce …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 excise — ex|cise1 [ˈeksaız] n [U and C] [Date: 1400 1500; : Middle Dutch; Origin: excijs, probably from Old French assise judgment ] the government tax that is put on the goods that are produced and used inside a country excise officer (=someone who… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 excise — 1 noun (C, U) the government tax that is put on the goods that are produced and used inside a country: excises on gasoline and cigarettes | excise officer (=someone who collects excise) | excise duty (=the money paid as excise) see also: Customs… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 excise — English has two words excise. The one meaning ‘tax’ [15] is essentially a Dutch usage. English borrowed it in the late 15th century from Middle Dutch excijs, which came via Old French acceis from Vulgar Latin *accēnsum, a compound noun formed… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 excise — {{11}}excise (n.) tax on goods, late 15c., from M.Du. excijs (early 15c.), apparently altered from accijs tax (by influence of L. excisus cut out or removed, see EXCISE (Cf. excise) (v.)), traditionally from O.Fr. acceis tax, assessment (12c.),… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18 excise — excises, excising, excised (The noun is pronounced [[t]e̱ksaɪz[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]ɪksa͟ɪz[/t]].) 1) N VAR: usu N n Excise is a tax that the government of a country puts on particular goods, such as cigarettes and alcoholic drinks,… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 excise — English has two words excise. The one meaning ‘tax’ [15] is essentially a Dutch usage. English borrowed it in the late 15th century from Middle Dutch excijs, which came via Old French acceis from Vulgar Latin *accēnsum, a compound noun formed… …

    Word origins

  • 20 excise — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a duty or tax levied on goods and commodities produced or sold within the country of origin. b a tax levied on certain licences. 2 Brit. a former government office collecting excise. Usage: Now the Board of Customs and Excise. v …

    Useful english dictionary


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