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[fisk] /fɪsk/
a royal or state treasury; exchequer.
Origin of fisc
1590-1600; < Middle French < Latin fiscus treasury, moneybag, literally, basket, bag Unabridged
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  • The impost that we pay into the emperor's fisc is not too heavy.

    The Casque's Lark Eugne Sue
  • All that has been obtained is a restitution of part of the property seized by the fisc at the period of the execution.

  • Thus far the fisc has been unwilling to rest satisfied with such a qualified confession.

  • For we are evidently dealing with auxiliaries, assembled for committing homicide, according to the thought of the fisc.

  • Yet I believe that all objections, which can be raised on the part of the fisc, have been abundantly satisfied.

British Dictionary definitions for fisc


(rare) a state or royal treasury
Word Origin
C16: from Latin fiscus treasury, originally money-bag
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