definition of excised by The Free Dictionary

ex·cise 1

 (ĕk′sīz′)

n.

1. An internal tax imposed on the production, sale, or consumption of a commodity or the use of a service within a country: excises on tobacco, liquor, and long-distance telephone calls.

2. A licensing charge or a fee levied for certain privileges.

tr.v. ex·cised, ex·cis·ing, ex·cis·es

To levy an excise on.


[Middle Dutch excijs, alteration (influenced by Latin excīsus, past participle of excīdere, to cut out) of accijs, tax, probably from Old French acceis, partly from Vulgar Latin *accēnsum (Latin ad-, ad- + Latin cēnsus, tax; see census) and partly from Old French assise, legislative ordinance; see assize.]


ex·cise 2

 (ĭk-sīz′)

tr.v. ex·cised, ex·cis·ing, ex·cis·es

To remove by or as if by cutting: excised the tumor; excised two scenes from the film.



ex·ci′sion (-sĭzh′ən) n.

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