- 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.
- British. the branch of the civil service that collects excise taxes.
- to impose an excise on.
Origin of excise1
- to expunge, as a passage or sentence, from a text.
- to cut out or off, as a tumor.
Origin of excise2
Examples from the Web for excised
Like Fosse did with Cabaret, Marshall excised two major characters: the Narrator and the Mysterious Man.Rob Marshall Defends ‘Into the Woods’
December 9, 2014
And should a silly, sometimes slight comedy like Veep be excised to include yet another harrowing drama, Rectify?The Best TV Shows of 2013: ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ and More
December 13, 2013
That demeaning blind quote has since been excised from the online version of the article.Susan Rice’s Personality 'Disorder'
December 12, 2012
Both writers include explicit sex scenes in their novels, the kind that would normally be excised from modern romance fiction.How ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Is Shaking Up the Business of the Romance Genre
June 6, 2012
In Pedigree he seems to have collected all of these excised sentences into one book (which may explain its length).Belgium's Master of Noir
December 4, 2010
That is the case presented by the Dame's papers, when the incredible is excised.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
If the condition has arisen, the pseudo-sac should be excised.
If discovered at once the bitten part had better be excised.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
I have excised all you proposed and more on my own movement.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
His wound was excised, "spirit bipped," dressed and bandaged.Combed Out
Fritz August Voigt
- Also called: excise tax a tax on goods, such as spirits, produced for the home market
- a tax paid for a licence to carry out various trades, sports, etc
- British that section of the government service responsible for the collection of excise, now part of HMRC
- to delete (a passage, sentence, etc); expunge
- to remove (an organ, structure, or part) surgically
Word Origin and History for excised
"tax on goods," late 15c., from Middle Dutch excijs (early 15c.), apparently altered from accijs "tax" (by influence of Latin excisus "cut out or removed," see excise (v.)), traditionally from Old French acceis "tax, assessment" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *accensum, ultimately from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + census "tax, census" (see census). English got the word, and the idea for the tax, from Holland.
- To remove by cutting.