Fiscal



[fis-kuh l] /ˈfɪs kəl/

adjective
1.
of or relating to the public treasury or revenues:
fiscal policies.
2.
of or relating to financial matters in general.
noun
3.
(in some countries) a prosecuting attorney.
4.
Philately. a revenue stamp.
/ˈfɪskəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to government finances, esp tax revenues
2.
of or involving financial matters
noun
3.

4.
a postage or other stamp signifying payment of a tax
adj.

1560s, “pertaining to public revenue,” from Middle French fiscal, from Late Latin fiscalis “of or belonging to the state treasury,” from Latin fiscus “treasury,” originally “purse, basket made of twigs (in which money was kept),” of unknown origin. The general sense of “financial” (1865, American English) was abstracted from phrases like fiscal calendar, fiscal year. Related: Fiscally.

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