Definition of fiscal in English:
- This year, thanks to rising revenues and wise fiscal policy, the deficit was $108 billion less than expected.
- The problem is that there are two major levers on the economy: monetary policy, to do with the money supply, and fiscal policy, to do with how much the government spends.
- With weak economic growth squeezing fiscal revenues, he was forced to announce a sharp increase in public borrowing in November.
- There is so much emphasis today on budgeting, investments, fiscal and financial matters, both public and private.
- Our finance people, for example, are expert in fiscal matters, but we tend to forget that it takes more than a bottom line to make the bottom line.
- It also recognizes ‘the rights of the Catholic Church in economic, legal and fiscal matters.’
- The cuts will come on top of a tough fiscal 2005 budget that held government programs outside of homeland security and defense to an average 1 percent increase.
- It closed fiscal 2002 with enough cash per share to cover 82% of its stock price.
- India crossed the 100-million telephone subscribers-mark in the current fiscal 2005-06 in May.
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- As early as 1711, an Oberfiscal was appointed aided by a staff of fiscals who had to be secret appointments as they had the task of checking the honesty and integrity of government officials.
Mid 16th century: from French, or from Latin fiscalis, from fiscus 'purse, treasury' (see fisc).
confiscate from mid 16th century:
The original meaning of confiscate was ‘to take someone's property for the public treasury as a punishment’. It comes from Latin confiscare ‘to store in a chest’ or ‘to take something for the public treasury’, based on con- ‘together’ and fiscus ‘chest or treasury’, also the root of fiscal (mid 16th century).
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