excise


excise
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, as liquor, tobacco, etc.: also excise tax
2. a fee paid for a license to carry on certain occupations, sports, etc.
vt.
excised, excising
to put an excise on
excise2 [ek sīz′, iksīz′]
vt.
excised, excising [< L excisus, pp. of excidere: see EXCIDE]
to remove (a tumor, organ, etc.) by cutting out or away
excision [eksizh′ən, iksizh′ən]
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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