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excise


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  cut;  but  prob.  transformed  fr  OF  assise,  LL 
  assisa,  assisia  assize.  See  {Assize},  {Concise}.] 
  1.  In  inland  duty  or  impost  operating  as  an  indirect  tax  on 
  the  consumer,  levied  upon  certain  specified  articles,  as 
  tobacco,  ale,  spirits,  etc.,  grown  or  manufactured  in  the 
  country.  It  is  also  levied  to  pursue  certain  trades  and 
  deal  in  certain  commodities.  Certain  direct  taxes  (as,  in 
  England,  those  on  carriages,  servants,  plate,  armorial 
  bearings,  etc.),  are  included  in  the  excise.  Often  used 
  adjectively;  as  excise  duties;  excise  law;  excise  system. 
 
  The  English  excise  system  corresponds  to  the 
  internal  revenue  system  in  the  United  States. 
  --Abbot. 
 
  An  excise  .  .  .  is  a  fixed,  absolute,  and  direct 
  charge  laid  on  merchandise,  products,  or 
  commodities.  --11  Allen's 
  (Mass.  )  Rpts. 
 
  2.  That  department  or  bureau  of  the  public  service  charged 
  with  the  collection  of  the  excise  taxes.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excise  \Ex*cise"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Excised};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Excising}.] 
  1.  To  lay  or  impose  an  excise  upon 
 
  2.  To  impose  upon  to  overcharge.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excise  \Ex*cise"\,  v.  t.  [See  {Excide}.] 
  To  cut  out  or  off  to  separate  and  remove;  as  to  excise  a 
  tumor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excise 
  n  :  a  tax  that  is  measured  by  the  amount  of  business  done  (not 
  on  property  or  income  from  real  estate)  [syn:  {excise  tax}] 
  v  :  remove  by  erasing  or  crossing  out  "Please  strike  this 
  remark  from  the  record"  [syn:  {strike},  {expunge}] 




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