likin

noun

li·​kin
variants or less commonly lekin or liken
ˈlēˈkēn
plural -s
: a former Chinese provincial tax at inland stations on imports or articles in transit

Word History

Etymology

modification of Chinese (Pekingese) li2-chin1, from li2 one thousandth of a tael + chin1 money

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“Likin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/likin. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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