- a tax on certain goods entering a town
- the place where this tax is collected
- the official or officials collecting this tax
Origin of octroiFrench from octroyer, for earlier ottroyer, otreier, to grant from Vulgar Latin an unverified form auctoricare from Classical Latin auctor: see author
- (historical) A privilege granted by the sovereign authority, such as the exclusive right of trade granted to a guild or society; a concession.
- (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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.