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Excise

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Excise \Ex*cise"\, noun [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Excise \Ex*cise"\, verb (used with an object) [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Excise \Ex*cise"\, verb (used with an object) [See {Excide}.] To cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a tumor.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

excise

noun

1: a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate) [syn: {excise}, {excise tax}]

verb

1: remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark" [syn: {strike}, {scratch}, {expunge}, {excise}]

2: levy an excise tax on

3: remove by cutting; "The surgeon excised the tumor"


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