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fiscal

[fis-kuh l] /ˈfɪs kəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the public treasury or revenues:
fiscal policies.
2.
of or pertaining to financial matters in general.
noun
3.
(in some countries) a prosecuting attorney.
4.
Philately. a revenue stamp.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin fiscālis. See fisc, -al1
Related forms
fiscally, adverb
nonfiscal, adjective
nonfiscally, adverb
quasi-fiscal, adjective
quasi-fiscally, adverb
unfiscal, adjective
unfiscally, adverb
Synonyms
1. See financial.
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Examples for fiscally
  • We have a responsibility to be fiscally responsible, no question.
  • fiscally, spending is what sailors do on drunken sprees.
  • The department could do much more than it is now proposing while remaining fiscally responsible.
  • It is not politically possible, and it is not even fiscally possible.
  • The college's president emeritus recalls an earlier fiscally challenging time for the school.
  • It has been fiscally prudent in public sector finances, but property foolish in private.
  • The problem is that matters rapidly seem to be spinning out of the control of fiscally-limited governments.
  • Behind the retreat lies a belief that, in fiscally tough times, costs are better controlled from the centre.
  • Supposedly, people in fiscally prudent, literate and well-paved places felt less urge to light up.
  • The problem is that matters rapidly seem to be spinning out of the control of fiscally limited governments.
British Dictionary definitions for fiscally

fiscal

/ˈfɪskəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to government finances, esp tax revenues
2.
of or involving financial matters
noun
3.
  1. (in some countries) a public prosecutor
  2. (Scot) short for procurator fiscal
4.
a postage or other stamp signifying payment of a tax
Derived Forms
fiscally, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin fiscālis concerning the state treasury, from fiscus public money; see fisc
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Word Origin and History for fiscally
fiscal
1560s, "pertaining to public revenue," from M.Fr. fiscal, from L.L. fiscalis "of or belonging to the state treasury," from L. fiscus "treasury," originally "purse, basket made of twigs (in which money was kept)," of unknown origin. The general sense of "financial" (1865, Amer.Eng.) was abstracted from phrases like fiscal calendar, fiscal year. Related: Fiscally.
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