Definition of exciseman in English:


Syllabification: ex·cise·man
Pronunciation: /ˈekˌsīzmən, -man

noun (plural excisemen)

British historical
An official responsible for collecting excise tax and preventing infringement of the excise laws (especially by smuggling).
More example sentences
  • Nicholas Saunderson's father was an exciseman, meaning that he was a government officer who collected taxes imposed on goods.
  • In the late 1820s, the soldiers were used to supplement excisemen in the suppression of whisky smuggling in the district.
  • They immediately claim that they are trying to rake cheese - the reflection of the moon - from the pond and the excisemen, amused by the apparently simple-minded rustics, leave them to it.

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