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  • n. A collector of customs, as at Canton; an overseer of commerce.
  • n. A tribunal or commission in charge of the revenue derived from trade and navigation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A collector of customs, as at Canton; an overseer of commerce.
  • n. A tribunal or commission having charge of the revenue derived from trade and navigation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The superintendent of customs at Canton, China: so called by foreigners.

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