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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]
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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"
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1) If local councils are relatively more concerned about the impact of octroi rates on the profitability of industry and trade within the city than on the utility levels of residents arising from their consumption of goods, they are more likely to have lower octroi tax rates on intermediate: goods than on consumer goods.
The latter are used to capture the impact of the size of the tax base on rates along with per capita industrial value-added since a major component of octroi tax base consists of industrial import.