1 of or relating to government finances, esp. tax revenues
2 of or involving financial matters
a (in some countries) a public prosecutor
b (Scot) short for →
4 a postage or other stamp signifying payment of a tax (C16: from Latin fiscalis concerning the state treasury, from fiscus public money; see fisc)
n (Economics) the process by which, during inflation, rising incomes draw people into higher tax brackets, so that their real incomes may fall; this acts as a restraint on the expansion of the economy
n the U.S. and Canadian term for →
n (in Scotland) a legal officer who performs the functions of public prosecutor and coroner
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