from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To grant as a privilege; authorize; concede, as an exclusive right of trade by a government or company.
- To impose by authority.
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Fr. muids, measures of about five quarters. octroy, v. (Fr.), to bestow. ongles, n.
Our Lord hath showed many miracles for this glorious saint, and much he ought to be honoured in this world, and then pray we unto this blessed saint, S. Firmin, that he pray for us to our Lord that he will pardon us our sins, and octroy and grant to us the glory of heaven.
(octroy) was secured for the Company, and especially to Usselinx, who was to receive a royalty of one thousandth upon all articles bought or sold by the Company.