Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In India, a customs permit.

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Examples

  • I was to receive a salary of 200 rupees by the month, in addition to which Mr. Holwell undertook to procure me a dustuck from the Governor, enabling any merchandise I chose to trade in to pass through the province of Bengal free of taxes or duties to the Nabob's government.

    Athelstane Ford

  • For my part, I did not embark in trade myself, having no capital, but I accepted the offer of a Gentoo merchant to lend him the use of my dustuck to cover his goods, for which he paid me handsomely.

    Athelstane Ford

  • The Company's _dustuck_, or passport, secured to them this exemption at all the custom-houses and toll-bars of the country.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 08 (of 12)

  • The servants of the Company made use of this dustuck for their own private trade, which, while it was used with moderation, the native government winked at in some degree; but when it got wholly into private hands, it was more like robbery than trade.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)

  • The officers and gentlemen who are at Cawnpore, and Futtyghur, and Darunghur, and other places, by different means act very tyrannically and oppressively towards the aumils and ryots and inhabitants; and to whomsoever that requires a dustuck they give it, with their own seal affixed, and send for the aumils and punish them.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 11 (of 12)

  • _dustuck_, or permit: their goods passed, without paying duties, through the country.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)

  • At need, there'll always he a fast horse and a dustuck* (* Permit.) to see you back to the Black Mountain again. "

    Flashman In The Great Game

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