oc·troi | \ ˈäkˌtrȯi , (ˈ)äk¦trwä \
plural -s

Definition of octroi 

1 : a concession or privilege granted by an absolute sovereign and serving as a limitation on his authority

2a : a tax on commodities brought into a town or city especially in certain European countries : a municipal customs

b : the agency for collecting such a tax or the city entrance at which it is collected

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History and Etymology for octroi

French, from Middle French, from octroyer

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