noun. 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.
- Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
- Federal Judiciary
Rhymes with Fisc
noun. ['ˈfɪsk'] a state treasury or exchequer or a royal treasury; originally the public treasury of Rome or the emperor's private purse.