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exciseman

[ek-sahyz-muh n, -sahys-] /ˈɛk saɪz mən, -saɪs-/
noun, plural excisemen. British
1.
an officer who collects excise taxes and enforces excise laws.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; excise1 + man1
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exciseman

/ˈɛksaɪzˌmæn/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(Brit) (formerly) a government agent whose function was to collect excise and prevent smuggling
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