Adjective "octroi" definition and examples

(Octroi may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɒktrwɑː/

Definitions and examples

noun

A duty levied in some countries on various goods entering a town or city.
  1. 'Or if the vehicle is registered with a Thane address, but is used in the city and parked in the city, does octroi have to be paid then.'
  2. 'The chamber is of the view that entry tax is nothing but octroi by another name and that Karnataka is the only state which levies it.'
  3. 'Feng applied for control of the octroi levied on goods entering Beijing.'

More definitions

1. (formerly especially in France and Italy) a local tax levied on certain articles, such as foodstuffs, on their entry into a city.

2. the place at which such a tax is collected.

3. the officials collecting it.

4. the act of a sovereign in granting to subjects a constitution or other charter.

More examples(as adjective)

"mers can be octroi."

Origin

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