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Jul 18, 2012
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fey
coze
fisc
cote
purl

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

fisc

PRONUNCIATION:
(fisk)

MEANING:
noun: A state treasury; exchequer.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French fisc (tax office), from Latin fiscus (treasury, purse). Earliest documented use: 1598.

USAGE:
"Houses of worship are free to open schools, but they are expected to pay for them with privately raised funds. None are given access to the public fisc."
Rob Boston; Amendment Anxiety; Church & State (Washington, DC); Feb 2012.

See more usage examples of fisc in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Some stories are true that never happened. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

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