octroi: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ok'troi Fr. ôk&sylptrwa'), [key]
— pl. -trois
- (formerly esp. in France and Italy) a local tax levied on certain articles, such as foodstuffs, on their entry into a city.
- the place at which such a tax is collected.
- the officials collecting it.
- the act of a sovereign in granting to subjects a constitution or other charter.
- octroi (Thesaurus)
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