excise: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (n.ek'sīz, -sīsv.ek'sīz, ik&sylpsīz'), [key]
— n., v., -cised, -cising.
- an internal tax or duty on certain commodities, as liquor or tobacco, levied on their manufacture, sale, or consumption within the country.
- a tax levied for a license to carry on certain employments, pursue certain sports, etc.
- the branch of the civil service that collects excise taxes.
- to impose an excise on.
Pronunciation: (ik-sīz'), [key]
— -cised, -cis•ing.
- to expunge, as a passage or sentence, from a text.
- to cut out or off, as a tumor.
- excise (Thesaurus)