Octrois

Structures at which a local toll or duty was collected, originally by towns and cities, later by monarchs, on certain goods that passed into their territories for local consumption by the inhabitants; found especially from the 17th to the 19th century in France and Italy. Term derives from the name of the tax itself.

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octrois
octroi
accijnskantoren Dutch
accijnskantoor Dutch

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Structures at which a local toll or duty was collected, originally by towns and cities, later by monarchs, on certain goods that passed into their territories for local consumption by the inhabitants; found especially from the 17th to the 19th century in France and Italy. Term derives from the name of the tax itself.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300239984. The J. Paul Getty Trust.