Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A concession, grant, or privilege, particularly a commercial privilege, as an exclusive right of trade, conceded by government to a particular person or company.
- n. A tax or duty levied at the gates of cities, particularly in France and certain other countries of the European continent, on articles brought in.
- n. The barrier or place where such duties are levied and paid; also, the service by which they are collected.
- n. historical A privilege granted by the sovereign authority, such as the exclusive right of trade granted to a guild or society; a concession.
- n. historical A tax levied in money or kind at the gate of a French city on articles brought within the walls.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A privilege granted by the sovereign authority, as the exclusive right of trade granted to a guild or society; a concession.
- n. A tax levied in money or kind at the gate of a French city on articles brought within the walls.
- n. a tax on various goods brought into a town
- French octroi (Wiktionary)
“For, while the pressure _per capita_ of the octroi is much greater than it was in 1870, the actual receipts from the _octroi_ were less with a population of”
“The unfortunate householder, for example, who is persuaded to keep walking in the conservatory "pour retablir la circulation," and the other who describes himself "sous-chef de bureau dans l'enregistrement," and he who proposes to "faire hommage" of a doubtful turbot to the neighbouring "employe de l'octroi" -- these and all their like speak commonplaces so usual as to lose in their own country the perfection of their dulness.”
“His education would have qualified him for any course of life; and he became an octroi-clerk -- [The octroi is the tax on provisions levied at the entrance of the town] -- in one of the little toll-houses at the entrance of his native town.”
“The Municipal Council is negotiating with the Credit Foncier for the erection of a certain number of cheap houses, which, for the space of twenty years, will be exempt from all taxes, such as octroi, highway, door and window tax, etc.”
“They were at once presented with; the stamp-duty, registration, the lottery, the droits reunis, the tax on cards, and the 'octroi'.”
“These market dues still survive in the "octroi" collected at the gates of some European cities.”
“They were at once presented with; the stamp - duty, registration, the lottery, the droits reunis, the tax on cards, and the 'octroi'.”
“The implementation of GST will lead to the abolition of taxes such as octroi, central sales tax, state level sales tax, entry tax, stamp duty, telecom licence fees, turnover tax, tax on consumption or sale of electricity and taxes on transportation of goods and services.”
“Abd al-Rahman wanted these kotwalis informed at least for the purpose of avoiding octroi, other municipal taxes, and transit duties on the subsidy-garnered goods as they moved through and between those primary markets in India. back”
“The circumvented brokers and weighmen envisioned the declining fruit trade would also be reflected in diminishing Peshawar municipal octroi receipts.”
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