oc·​troy | \ˈäkˌtrȯi\

Definition of octroy 

: to grant or concede as a privilege such charters, or constitutions, are said to be octroyed, or issued by royal fiat— R. G. Gettell

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History and Etymology for octroy

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

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