octroi

noun
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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“Octroi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octroi. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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