verb (used with object), ex·cised, ex·cising.
Origin of excise1
Definition for excise (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), ex·cised, ex·cis·ing.
Origin of excise2
Examples from the Web for excise
The government, in effect, was attempting to excise certain points of view from public debate.The First Amendment Doesn’t Protect the Right to Buy the American Government|Geoffrey R. Stone|April 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then throw in insurance costs, an excise tax depending on what state you live in, and increasingly expensive tolls.Young Americans Are Abandoning Car Ownership and Driving|William O’Connor|July 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But its critics say it would be far better if companies had to excise such data before sharing what is left.How CISPA Could Chip Away at Your Right to Privacy|Ilana Glazer|April 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This has always included the excise tax penalty for non-compliance with the individual mandate.The Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare: 16 Experts Weigh in|Matthew DeLuca|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The idea is, hold back the barbarian hordes, and excise the cancerous growth that is sucking the lifeblood from our economy.
But that he, or any of his associates, chopped off the head of an excise officer is not to be credited.The Smugglers|Charles G. Harper
The Predicate is evidently a Class whose peculiar Attribute is “relating to excise”.Symbolic Logic|Lewis Carroll
Parliament, alarmed at the outlook, then passed an excise law of extreme severity.Our Southern Highlanders|Horace Kephart
In the same year he became engaged to Julia Miles, the daughter of an excise officer.
In most cases it is possible, and in nearly all advisable, to excise the joint by means of a less complicated incision.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery|Joseph Bell
British Dictionary definitions for excise (1 of 2)
noun (ˈɛksaɪz, ɛkˈsaɪz)
Word Origin for excise
British Dictionary definitions for excise (2 of 2)
Word Origin for excise
Word Origin and History for excise (1 of 2)
"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.