|1.||Also called: excise tax a tax on goods, such as spirits, produced for the home market|
|2.||a tax paid for a licence to carry out various trades, sports, etc|
|3.||(Brit) that section of the government service responsible for the collection of excise, now the Board of Customs and Excise|
|[C15: probably from Middle Dutch excijs, probably from Old French assise a sitting, assessment, from Latin assidēre to sit beside, assist in judging, from sedēre to sit]|
excise ex·cise (ĭk-sīz')
v. ex·cised, ex·cis·ing, ex·cis·es
To remove by cutting.