Excise vs Encise - What's the difference?

excise | encise |

As verbs the difference between excise and encise

is that excise is while encise is .



Etymology 1

From (etyl) excijs, altered under the influence of Latin .

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)


(wikipedia excise) (en noun)
  • A tax charged on goods produced within the country (as opposed to customs duties, charged on goods from outside the country).
  • * 1668 July 3rd, , “Thomas Rue contra'' Andrew Hou?toun” in ''The Deci?ions of the Lords of Council & Se??ion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 547
  • Andrew Hou?toun'' and ''Adam Mu?het'', being Tack?men of the Excize , did Imploy ''Thomas Rue'' to be their Collector, and gave him a Sallary of 30. pound ''Sterling for a year.
  • * 1755, , A Dictionary of the English Language , "excise",
  • A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom Excise is paid.
  • * 1787, ,
  • The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises , to pay the debts of the United States;
    * excise tax
    Derived terms
    * central excise * excise house * exciseman * unexcised


  • To impose an excise tax on something.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) exciser, from (etyl) excisus, past participle of .


  • To cut out; to remove.
  • * 1846 , William Youatt, The Dog ,
  • [T]hey [warts] may be lifted up with the forceps, and excised with a knife or scissors, and the wound touched with nitrate of silver.
  • * 1901, , Preface to the second edition of Myth, Ritual, and Religion ,
  • In revising the book I have excised certain passages which, as the book first appeared, were inconsistent with its main thesis.
  • * 1987 , , page 442 of Small Sacrifices ,
  • Insanity]] can be cured. Personality disorders are so [[inextricable, inextricably entwined with the heart and mind and soul that it is well-nigh impossible to excise them.
  • (rare) To perform certain types of female circumcision.
  • encise