[ok-troi; French awk-trwa] /ˈɒk trɔɪ; French ɔkˈtrwa/

noun, plural octrois
[ok-troiz; French awk-trwa] /ˈɒk trɔɪz; French ɔkˈtrwa/ (Show IPA)
(formerly especially 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.
(in some European countries, esp France) a duty on various goods brought into certain towns or cities
the place where such a duty is collected
the officers responsible for its collection


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