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oc•troi



Pronunciation: (ok'troi; Fr. ôk-trwa'), [key]
n.,
pl. -troisPronunciation: (-troiz; Fr. -trwa'). [key]

1. (formerly esp. in France and Italy) a local tax levied on certain articles, such as foodstuffs, on their entry into a city.
2. the place at which such a tax is collected.
3. the officials collecting it.
4. the act of a sovereign in granting to subjects a constitution or other charter.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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