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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in some European countries, esp France) a duty on various goods brought into certain towns or cities
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the place where such a duty is collected
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the officers responsible for its collection
[C17: from French octroyer to concede, from Medieval Latin auctorizāre to authorize]


(ˈɒk trɔɪ; Fr. ɔkˈtrwa)

n., pl. -trois (-trɔɪz; Fr. -ˈtrwa)
1. (formerly, in Europe) a tax levied on certain goods brought into a city.
2. the place at which the tax was collected.
3. the officials collecting it.
[1605–15; < French octroyer < Medieval Latin auctorizāre; see authorize]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.octroi - a tax on various goods brought into a town
tariff, duty - a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
References in classic literature ?
y) There are, or there may be, customs and octroi officers to pass.
The customs and the octroi, if there be any, have been avoided.
The Octroi Excemption Certificate Will Be Issued To Tenderer On Their Request.
Mumbai Angered and upset by the Maharashtra government's decision to bring in Local Body Tax (LBT) in lieu of octroi duty, over 1.
Viren Shah, President, Federation of Retail Traders' Association, said that if the state government does not roll back the LBT and retain octroi, it will mean a loss of Rs 5 million a day in Mumbai alone.
LBT replaced the usual octroi in various municipalities in the state on April 1 and will be imposed in Mumbai from October 1 this year.
IN A major relief for aircraft owners Tatas, RIL and Jet Airways, the Bombay High Court on Thursday quashed notices issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC) to levy octroi duty on imported aircraft by these companies.
The judgment has also made it clear that a municipal corporation can not levy octroi duty on an imported aircraft.
KARACHI, January 23, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The amount under Octroi Zila Tax was transferred less to Sindhs 119 Taluka Municipal Administrations due to release of less funds from Federal Government.
Octroi is a tax imposed by local governments in Pakistan on commodities imported into the municipal limits for local use, sale, or consumption.
Octroi is currently the largest source of revenue to urban local councils in the country and contributes 86 percent to total tax revenues and over 59 percent to total local revenue receipts (see Table 1).