|1.||any annual period at the end of which a firm's accounts are made up|
|2.||the annual period ending April 5, over which Budget estimates are made by the British Government and which functions as the income-tax year|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
A twelve-month period for which an organization, such as a government or corporation, plans the use of its funds. Commonly, fiscal years run from July 1 to June 30, or, in the case of the U.S. government, from October 1 to September 30.