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English

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch excijs (under the influence of Latin excisus), accijs, from Old French acceis.

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Noun

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Singular
excise

Plural
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  1. A tax charged on goods produced within the country (as opposed to customs duties, charged on goods from outside the country).
    • 1755, Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, "excise",
      A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom Excise is paid.
    • 1787, Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8,
      The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts [] of the United States;
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Verb

Infinitive
to excise

Third person singular
excis

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to excise (third-person singular simple present excis, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To impose an excise tax on something.

Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] excisus, past participle of excīdō (cut out) from ex (out of, from) + caedō (cut), via French exciser.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to excise

Third person singular
excis

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to excise (third-person singular simple present excis, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To cut out; to remove.
    • 1846, William Youatt, The Dog,
      [T]hey [warts] may be lifted up with the forceps, and excised with a knife or scissors, and the wound touched with nitrate of silver.
    • 1901, Andrew Lang, Preface to the second edition of Myth, Ritual, and Religion,
      In revising the book I [] have excised certain passages which, as the book first appeared, were inconsistent with its main thesis.
  2. (rare) To perform certain types of female circumcision.
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