[ek-sahyz-muh n, -sahys-]

noun, plural ex·cise·men. British.

an officer who collects excise taxes and enforces excise laws.

Origin of exciseman

First recorded in 1640–50; excise1 + man1
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noun plural -men

British (formerly) a government agent whose function was to collect excise and prevent smuggling
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