[fis-kuh l] /ˈfɪs kəl/
of or relating to the public treasury or revenues:
of or relating to financial matters in general.
(in some countries) a prosecuting attorney.
Philately. a revenue stamp.
of or relating to government finances, esp tax revenues
of or involving financial matters
a postage or other stamp signifying payment of a tax
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.
[fisk] /fɪsk/ noun 1. a royal or state treasury; exchequer. /fɪsk/ noun 1. (rare) a state or royal treasury
noun 1. a person or organization serving as another’s financial agent.
noun 1. a governmental or personal financial crisis that is brought on by economic factors or policies: High housing costs have pushed many families over the fiscal cliff. Some municipalities are on the edge of a fiscal cliff after years of overspending. 2. (specifically) a financial crisis that threatens to disrupt the economy or personal […]
- Fiscal drag
noun 1. (economics) the process by which, during inflation, rising incomes draw people into higher tax brackets, so that their real incomes may fall; this acts as a restraint on the expansion of the economy