Definition and Meanings for excise

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Excise is ranked 23,332 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of excise

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of excise

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 see excide

Meaning of excise


as noun

  • 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.
  • that department or bureau of the public service charged with the collection of the excise taxes.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to lay or impose an excise upon.
  • to impose upon; to overcharge.

as transitive verb

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