Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A privilege granted by the sovereign authority, such 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tax on various goods brought into a town

Etymologies

French octroi (Wiktionary)

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