- of or relating to the public treasury or revenues: fiscal policies.
- of or relating to financial matters in general.
- (in some countries) a prosecuting attorney.
- Philately. a revenue stamp.
Origin of fiscal
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Examples from the Web for fiscal
I would define Rockefeller Republican in the classic sense as a combination of fiscal responsibility and social conscience.This Republican Loved Taxes & Modern Art
November 19, 2014
Without those subsidies, the worst-case scenario has Obamacare entering a fiscal death spiral.A Reminder: Our Justices are Politicians in Robes
November 13, 2014
A wealthy private equity investor, Orman is a social moderate and fiscal conservative.The Independents Who Could Tip the Senate in November
October 13, 2014
Oh, and as a result of the fiscal cliff negotiations in late 2012, tax rates on some people actually rose.The Battle of the Deficit Bulge Has Been Won
October 6, 2014
Michelle also advanced an aggressive policy agenda combining accountability with parent choice and fiscal sustainability.A Letter of Thanks to Michelle Rhee
August 16, 2014
He did not disappoint the hopes of his friends in regard to his fiscal abilities.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
But it is of no use to try and calculate the vast advantage of Fiscal expansion.
The Fiscal coloured, turned and paused and fixed him with an angry eye.Gilian The Dreamer
The total receipts for the fiscal year were nearly eighteen millions.Albert Gallatin
John Austin Stevens
The fiscal system was, almost of necessity, of the most simple character.The Supplies for the Confederate Army
- of or relating to government finances, esp tax revenues
- of or involving financial matters
- (in some countries) a public prosecutor
- Scot short for procurator fiscal
- a postage or other stamp signifying payment of a tax
Word Origin and History for fiscal
1560s, "pertaining to public revenue," from Middle French fiscal, from Late Latin fiscalis "of or belonging to the state treasury," from Latin fiscus "treasury," originally "purse, basket made of twigs (in which money was kept)," of unknown origin. The general sense of "financial" (1865, American English) was abstracted from phrases like fiscal calendar, fiscal year. Related: Fiscally.