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ga·belle

 (gə-bĕl′)
n.
A tax, especially the salt tax imposed in France before 1790.

[Middle English gabel, from Old French, from Old Italian gabella, from Arabic qabāla, tribute, from qabila, to receive; see qbl in Semitic roots.]

gabelle

(ɡæˈbɛl)
n
(Historical Terms) French history a salt tax levied until 1790
[C15: from Old Italian gabella, from Arabic qabālah tribute, from qabala he received]
gaˈbelled adj

ga•belle

(gəˈbɛl)

n.
a tax on salt levied in France, abolished in 1790.
[1375–1425; Middle English < Middle French < Arabic qabālah tax, receipt]