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fisc

[fisk] /fɪsk/
noun
1.
a royal or state treasury; exchequer.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Middle French < Latin fiscus treasury, moneybag, literally, basket, bag
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  • If someone wants to voluntarily contribute to the public fisc, let them.
  • The major problem however is the illegal work that gets out of the hands of the fisc.
  • The effect of each form of subsidy is the same, on the public fisc and on those who contribute to it.
British Dictionary definitions for fisc

fisc

/fɪsk/
noun
1.
(rare) a state or royal treasury
Word Origin
C16: from Latin fiscus treasury, originally money-bag
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