Definition of octroi in English:

octroi

Line breaks: oc¦troi
Pronunciation: /ˈɒktrwɑː
 
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noun (plural octrois)

A duty levied in some countries on various goods entering a town or city.
More example sentences
  • Feng applied for control of the octroi levied on goods entering Beijing.
  • It was later found that the proposal would merely save the Parwanoo-based industrialists their octroi duty at the state's barrier.
  • Other indirect taxes were the ferme de l'equivalent and various municipal octrois.

Origin

late 16th century: from French octroyer 'to grant', based on medieval Latin auctorizare (see authorize). Current senses date from the early 18th century.

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