What does the word excise mean?

Usage examples for excise

  1. The taxation of the future, therefore, as of the past, will certainly include Customs and Excise. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  2. Now if Americans today still paid the income and excise tax rates in effect when I came into the Presidency, in the year 1964, their annual taxes would have been over $ 20 billion more than at present tax rates. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. Of course the gauger- excise officer- was an especially unpopular personage, and I doubt if a tithe of the lies told to him were ever considered worthy of being confessed at all. – The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent by S.M. Hussey