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fiscal

[ fis-kuhl ]
/ ˈfɪs kəl /
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adjective

of or relating to the public treasury or revenues: fiscal policies.
of or relating to financial matters in general.

noun

(in some countries) a prosecuting attorney.
Philately. a revenue stamp.

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Origin of fiscal

First recorded in 1530–40; from Latin fiscālis “pertaining to the private imperial treasury”; see fisc,-al1

synonym study for fiscal

1. See financial.

OTHER WORDS FROM fiscal

fis·cal·ly, adverbnon·fis·cal, adjectivequa·si-fis·cal, adjectiveun·fis·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fiscal

fiscal
/ (ˈfɪskəl) /

adjective

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

noun

  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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