[ fis-kuh l ]
/ ˈfɪs kəl /


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

From the Latin word fiscālis, dating back to 1530–40. See fisc, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for fiscal

/ (ˈfɪskəl) /


of or relating to government finances, esp tax revenues
of or involving financial matters


  1. (in some countries) a public prosecutor
  2. Scot short for procurator fiscal
a postage or other stamp signifying payment of a tax

Derived forms of fiscal

fiscally, adverb

Word Origin for fiscal

C16: from Latin fiscālis concerning the state treasury, from fiscus public money; see fisc
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