from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The treasury of a kingdom or state.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The public treasury of ancient Rome.
- n. Any state treasury or exchequer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A public or state treasury.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A treasury, particularly that of a prince or a state.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justice or United States intelligence agencies
- n. a state treasury or exchequer or a royal treasury; originally the public treasury of Rome or the emperor's private purse
French, from Latin fiscus, money basket, treasury.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French, from Latin fiscus ("basket, money-bag, public treasury"); see fiscal. (Wiktionary)