Associations to the word «Excise»

Wiktionary

EXCISE, noun. A tax charged on goods produced within the country (as opposed to customs duties, charged on goods from outside the country).
EXCISE, verb. To impose an excise tax on something.
EXCISE, verb. To cut out; to remove.
EXCISE, verb. (rare) To perform certain types of female circumcision.
EXCISE TAX, noun. Any of various taxes levied on the production or sale of certain goods, especially on luxuries, tobacco, alcohol etc.

Dictionary definition

EXCISE, noun. A tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate).
EXCISE, verb. Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark".
EXCISE, verb. Levy an excise tax on.
EXCISE, verb. Remove by cutting; "The surgeon excised the tumor".

Wise words

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