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Definition of "excises" [excises]

  • Plural form of excise. (noun)

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Use "excises" in a sentence
  • "The Court sustained successively as "excises" or "duties," a tax on an insurance company's receipts for premiums and assessments; [1490] a tax on the circulating notes of State banks, [1491] an inheritance tax on real estate, [1492] and finally a general tax on incomes. ["
  • "Circumcision is the weapon that not only destroys a boy's foreskin but also deftly excises maternal authority over the ultimate well-being of her child."
  • "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;"
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