fisc

[fisk]

Origin of fisc

1590–1600; < Middle French < Latin fiscus treasury, moneybag, literally, basket, bag
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Examples from the Web for fisc

Contemporary Examples of fisc

  • And so the FISC—and perhaps other federal courts—will cave rather than fight.

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    The Secret FISA Court Must Go

    Jennifer Granick, Christopher Sprigman

    July 24, 2013

  • In effect, an overreaching administration and a supine FISC are ginning up a secret constitution.

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    The Secret FISA Court Must Go

    Jennifer Granick, Christopher Sprigman

    July 24, 2013

  • The FISC does not approve the directives or the individuals to be monitored via those directives.

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    The Secret FISA Court Must Go

    Jennifer Granick, Christopher Sprigman

    July 24, 2013

  • Perhaps most importantly, the FISC has a strong practical incentive to find a way to say “yes” to the government.

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    The Secret FISA Court Must Go

    Jennifer Granick, Christopher Sprigman

    July 24, 2013

  • Determining that question requires a public debate, which is precisely what the FISC is built to prevent.

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    The Secret FISA Court Must Go

    Jennifer Granick, Christopher Sprigman

    July 24, 2013

Historical Examples of fisc

  • The impost that we pay into the emperor's fisc is not too heavy.

  • 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

fisc

noun
  1. rare a state or royal treasury

Word Origin for fisc

C16: from Latin fiscus treasury, originally money-bag
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