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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]
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(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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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.
RAWALPINDI -- The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has asked the Punjab government to pay back the amount deducted from its share of Octroi for between January and June last year due to financial constraints.
The provincial government has not released monthly instalments for five months, which was an alternative to previous Octroi deductions, despite repeated requests.
Mumbai Angered and upset by the Maharashtra government's decision to bring in Local Body Tax (LBT) in lieu of octroi duty, over 1.5 million retailers, wholesalers and manufacturer began an indefinite strike bringing all business and trade to a halt in Mumbai.
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.
The rating continues to reflect the corporation's strong credit risk profile and a credit enhancement mechanism, comprising a trustee-managed escrow account for future octroi collections.
The corporation's robust revenue surpluses are driven by healthy octroi collections, which accounted for 79% of its revenue receipts in fiscal 2008/09, ended on 31 March 2009.
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.