octroy

transitive verb

oc·​troy
ˈäkˌtrȯi
-ed/-ing/-s
: to grant or concede as a privilege
such charters, or constitutions, are said to be octroyed, or issued by royal fiatR. G. Gettell

Word History

Etymology

Middle French octroyer, from Old French otreier, from Medieval Latin auctorizare to authorize, warrant, consent

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“Octroy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octroy. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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