octroi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

French octroi

Noun[edit]

octroi (plural octrois)

  1. (historical) A privilege granted by the sovereign authority, such as the exclusive right of trade granted to a guild or society; a concession.
  2. (historical) A tax levied in money or kind at the gate of a French city on articles brought within the walls.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 octroi in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French octroy, alteration of Old French otroi, from otroier (to grant), from Late Latin auctorizare.

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Noun[edit]

octroi m (plural octrois)

  1. grant, granting; concession

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