Skip to main content

Are you a legal professional? Visit our professional site

Please enter a legal issue and/or a location
Begin typing to search, use arrow keys to navigate, use enter to select

FindLaw Legal Dictionary

The FindLaw Legal Dictionary -- free access to over 8260 definitions of legal terms. Search for a definition or browse our legal glossaries.

Excise

excise n

1 : a tax levied on the manufacture, sale, or consumption of a commodity compare income tax, property tax
2 : any of various taxes on privileges often assessed in the form of a license or other fee see also Article I of the Constitution in the back matter compare direct tax
excise vt



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

Copied to clipboard

Find a Lawyer

More Options