• WordNet 3.6
    • v excise remove by cutting "The surgeon excised the tumor"
    • v excise remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line "Please strike this remark from the record","scratch that remark"
    • v excise levy an excise tax on
    • n excise a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Excise In inland duty or impost operating as an indirect tax on the consumer, levied upon certain specified articles, as, tobacco, ale, spirits, etc., grown or manufactured in the country. It is also levied to pursue certain trades and deal in certain commodities. Certain direct taxes (as, in England, those on carriages, servants, plate, armorial bearings, etc.), are included in the excise. Often used adjectively; as, excise duties; excise law; excise system. "The English excise system corresponds to the internal revenue system in the United States.""An excise . . . is a fixed, absolute, and direct charge laid on merchandise, products, or commodities."
    • Excise That department or bureau of the public service charged with the collection of the excise taxes.
    • v. t Excise To cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a tumor.
    • Excise To impose upon; to overcharge.
    • Excise To lay or impose an excise upon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • excise To cut out or off: as, to excise a tumor.
    • n excise An inland tax or duty imposed on certain commodities of home production and consumption, as spirits, tobacco, etc., or on their manufacture and sale. In Great Britain the licenses to pursue certain callings, to keep dogs, to carry a gun, and to deal in certain commodities, are included in the excise duties, as well as the taxes on armorial bearings, carriages, servants. plate, railways, etc. Excise duties were first imposed by the Long Parliament in 1643.
    • n excise That branch or department of the civil service which is connected with the levying of such duties. In the United States this office is called the Office of Internal Revenue.
    • excise Of or pertaining to the excise: as, excise acts; excise commissioners.
    • excise To lay or impose a duty on; levy an excise on.
    • excise To impose upon; overcharge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Excise ek-sīz′ a tax on certain home commodities and on licenses for certain trades; the department in the civil administration which is concerned with this tax
    • v.t Excise to subject to excise duty
    • v.t Excise ek-sīz′ to cut off or out
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  • Randolph Churchill
    Randolph Churchill
    “No statesmen ever will find it worth his pains, to tax our labor and excise our brain.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Apparently fr. L. excisum, cut off, fr. excidere, to cut out or off; ex, out, off + caedere, to cut; or, as the word was formerly written accise, fr. F. accise, LL. accisia, as if fr. L. accidere, accisum, to cut into; ad + caedere, to cut; but prob. transformed fr. OF. assise, LL. assisa, assisia, assize. See Assize Concise
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. excidĕre, to cut out—ex, out, cædĕre, to cut.


In literature:

Excision is the surest method.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
A license to sell goods that have paid the duties or excise.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The eyeball is placed, immediately after excision, unopened, in Mueller's Fluid for about three weeks, light being carefully excluded.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
There are first draughts with excisions of whole half pages, for he sought conciseness.
"James B. Eads" by Louis How
Yet this repetition so vitally organic is questioned by many critics, some of whom resort to excision.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Except for game and excise violations the stories they told about Clinch were lies.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
The excise duties on beer, cider, and leather were now totally remitted, those on spirits being somewhat increased.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
In that case, excision of the "honey-combed" part is obligatory and a slice of wood must be let in as before explained.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
On that day there was no excise of the commodities of character.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
Duties and excises must be levied upon some general system, so as to prevent one State from depending on another.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various

In poetry:

Rather than lose his whole estate,
He that but little wise is,
Full gladly pays four parts in eight,
To taxes and excises.
"Stanzas - To the Memory of an agreeable Lady, buried in marriage to a Person undeserving her" by William Shenstone

In news:

Your company may be eligible for a partial refund of the three percent federal telecommunications excise taxes it has paid for the three years preceding the filing of a refund claim.
Provided Photo / Indiana State Excise Police.
Local leaders meet to discuss energy excise tax .
General excise tax needs a few tweaks.
Albany, Dougherty consider energy excise tax .
Combined with the existing one percent excise tax , the two percent total is expected to generate about $400,000 per year in revenue.
County, cities considering energy excise tax .
Suprahyoid pharyngotomy for excision of laryngeal venous malformation.
Surgical excision with wide margins is the treatment of choice for infantile fibrosarcoma of the maxillary sinus.
A punitive new excise levy jeopardizes jobs and innovation.
As New Jersey faces its fourth excise tax increase in four years, retailers are watching their dwindling tobacco sales head across state lines.
Laryngeal schwannoma excised under direct laryngoscopy : Case report.
Catoosa County officials lean against energy excise tax.
Next, there's a 3.55 percent "title, registration, and excise tax fee".
Whether a partial mesorectal excision is sufficient in tumors in the upper rectum is debated.

In science:

Now barycentric subdivision is used by Bredon [10, §IV.17] to prove the Excision Axiom for singular homology.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
This prescription allows black holes to be constructed on a 3D Cartesian numerical grid without recourse to excision techniques, and also provides a simple way to generate any number of moving, spinning black holes [55, 56].
A template bank for gravitational waveforms from coalescing binary black holes: non-spinning binaries
It is convenient to We give two examples of computations of the homology groups. develop ad hoc techniques to compute the homology groups such as the excision property.
Vanishing homology
X into a chain of X \ A plus a chain of A, which is crucial for the excision property.
Vanishing homology
To state the excision property we need to introduce the homology groups of a pair.
Vanishing homology