from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to government expenditures, revenues, and debt: a fiscal policy of incurring budget deficits to stimulate a weak economy.
- adj. Of or relating to finance or finances.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Related to the treasury of a country, company, region or city, particularly to government spending and revenue.
- adj. Pertaining to finance and money in general; financial.
- n. A public official in certain countries having control of public revenue.
- n. Procurator fiscal, a public prosecutor.
- n. In certain countries, including Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and former colonies of these countries and certain British colonies, solicitor or attorney general.
- n. Any of various African shrikes of the genus Lanius.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the public treasury or revenue.
- n. The income of a prince or a state; revenue; exchequer.
- n. A treasurer.
- n. A public officer in Scotland who prosecutes in petty criminal cases; -- called also procurator fiscal.
- n. The solicitor in Spain and Portugal; the attorney-general.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the public treasury or revenue; relating to or concerned with the collection and expenditure of taxes and customs; pertaining to the financial operations of a government.
- Hence Of or pertaining to financial matters in general: as, a, fiscal agent.
- n. Revenue; the income of a sovereign or state.
- n. In some countries, a treasurer or minister of finance.
- n. In Spain and Portugal, the king's solicitor or attorney-general.
- n. A public prosecutor. In Scotland he is also called procurator-fiscal. In the Dutch colonies in America the officer who acted as sheriff and public prosecutor and carried out the customs regulations of the Dutch West India Company was called a fiscal, or schout fiscael (fiscal sheriff).
- n. An African shrike, as Lanius or Fiscus collaris.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. involving financial matters
French, from Latin fiscālis, from fiscus, money basket, treasury.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fiscus ("treasury") – see fiscus and fisc. (Wiktionary)
After Afrikaans fiskaal ("public official, hangman") (Wiktionary)