- 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 excising
Identifying and excising faulty accounts takes up more and more of their time as the country splinters again.ISIS Fighters Are Killing Faster than Statisticians Can Count
December 5, 2014
Excising them, he says, was more of a business decision than a moral one.The Importance of Adult Classifieds
September 6, 2014
After excising him from her life completely, Hannah is rescued from rock bottom of an emotional meltdown by Adam (Adam Driver).‘Girls’ Season 3 Trailer Debuts. Is It the Most Relatable Yet?
November 22, 2013
In the case of the electromagnetic force, a panacea was found in 1947, excising infinity to reveal finite, correct, answers.Finding Higgs Boson, or God Particle, Will Resolve Scientific Mysteries
December 17, 2011
This I have gladly done, excising the heart-rending passages that follow.Etidorhpa or the End of Earth.
John Uri Lloyd
Nephrol′ogy, scientific knowledge of the kidneys; Nephrot′omy, the operation of excising the kidneys.
When the disease is of a severe type, and is confined to one knee, the question of excising the joint may be considered.
In aggravated cases, the bones must be attacked, for example by excising the talus.
It is liable to be accidentally divided in excising malignant or tuberculous glands in the neck.
- 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 excising
"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.