In ancient Rome, a fund or treasury. Under the Roman empire, the word came to denote the emperor's funds (hence the word `fiscal`), as distinct from the aerarium or public treasury, which...
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The Imperial treasury.
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the Roman emperor`s treasury (where money was stored in baskets), as opposed to the public treasury (aerarium). It drew money primarily from revenues ...
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Lat. The King's personal land and properties.
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Properly, a fiscus is a wicker basket or pannier. However, from the Roman custom of carrying money in such receptacles the word came to mean a money- chest, and, after establishment of the empire, the treasury of the emperor as distinct from that of the state which was called aerarium.
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Fiscus, from which comes the English term fiscal, was the name of the personal treasury of the emperors of Rome. The word is literally translated as `basket` or `purse` and was used to describe those forms of revenue collected from the provinces (specifically the imperial provinces), which were then granted to the emperor. Its existence pointe...
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Fiscus was the name of the personal treasury of the emperors of Rome. Fiscus may also refer to: ==Fiscus as a surname== ...
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