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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: excijs, probably from Old French assise 'judgment'

excise

1 noun
     
Related topics: Tax
ex‧cise1 [uncountable and countable]
PET the government tax that is put on the goods that are produced and used inside a country
excise officer (=someone who collects excise)
excise duty/tax (=the money paid as excise)
excise duty on tobacco

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