a tax levied on salt in France before the Revolution
Origin of gabelleMiddle English from Old French from OIt gabella from Arabic ?ab?la, tax from qabala, to receive; akin to Classical Hebrew (language) kibel: see cabala
A tax, especially the salt tax imposed in France before 1790.
Origin of gabelleMiddle English gabel from Old French from Old Italian gabella from Arabic qabāla tribute from qabila to receive qbl
From Middle French gabelle.