Definition of Fiscus

Roman law. The treasury of the prince or emperor, as distinguished from "serarium,” which was the treasury of the state. This distinction was not observed in France. In course of time the fiscus absorbed the ararium and became the treasury of the state. The treasury or property of the state, as distinguished from the private property of the sovereign.

English law. The king’s treasury, as the repository of forfeited property. The treasury of a noble, or of any private person.

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