fisc fisc  /ˈfɪsk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a state treasury or exchequer or a royal treasury; originally the public treasury of Rome or the emperor's private purse

Usage(s):

  1. So I rooted for his success even as I opposed almost everything he was doing, from his Iraq invasion to his ransacking of the public fisc.
  2. Bush's tax cuts have been such nectar to cons ervatives that there's little danger of a broad fisc al revolt from his base.
  3. Such welfare-state heresy started a sharp fisc fight.

News

  1. Panel to meet today in secret about the NSA

    An oversight panel six years in the making will hear testimony on Wednesday in another secret proceeding involving the National Security Agency, government surveillance and the secret court known as FISC.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: National Constitution Center via Yahoo! News

  2. Google fights secret court over right to reveal user data request stats

    In response to the recent NSA document leak, Google has filed a motion with the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), arguing that gag orders over data requests are unconstitutional.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Digital Trends

  3. Google Challenges Secret Court's Gag Orders

    In its latest push against secrecy, Google has asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to ease its gag orders and allow the company to publish more data about the requests it receives from the court. On Tuesday, the company filed a motion (embedded below) before the court, arguing that it has a First Amendment right to publish the total number of requests the court sends it, and ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Mashable

Quotes

  • "I am proud of the collaborative efforts of the Commercial Litigation Branch, the US Attorney's Office, the GSA Office of the Inspector General, and relator's counsel to protect the public fisc and strengthen the integrity of the federal procurement...
    on Oct 10, 2006 By: Peter Keisler Source: Technology News Daily

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