Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To tax.
  • noun A tax, impost, or excise duty, especially in continental Europe; formerly, in France, specifically the tax on salt, but also applied to taxes on other industrial products.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (O. Eng. Law) A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK, law, obsolete A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise.

Etymologies

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French gabelle, Late Latin gabella, gabulum, gablum; of uncertain origin. Compare gavel tribute.

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