gabel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French gabelle, Late Latin gabella, gabulum, gablum; of uncertain origin. Compare gavel (tribute).

Noun[edit]

gabel (plural gabels)

  1. (Britain, law, obsolete) A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
    • Jeremy Taylor
      He enables St. Peter to pay his gabel by the ministry of a fish.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gabel in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Verb[edit]

gabel

  1. First-person singular present of gabeln.
  2. Imperative singular of gabeln.