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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ok-troi; French awk-trwa]
    • /ˈɒk trɔɪ; French ɔkˈtrwa/
    • /ˈɒktrw.ɑː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ok-troi; French awk-trwa]
    • /ˈɒk trɔɪ; French ɔkˈtrwa/

Definitions of octroi word

  • noun plural octroi (formerly especially in France and Italy) a local tax levied on certain articles, such as foodstuffs, on their entry into a city. 1
  • noun plural octroi the place at which such a tax is collected. 1
  • noun plural octroi the officials collecting it. 1
  • noun plural octroi the act of a sovereign in granting to subjects a constitution or other charter. 1
  • noun octroi A tax levied in some countries on various goods entering a town or city. 1
  • noun octroi (in some European countries, esp France) a duty on various goods brought into certain towns or cities 0

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Origin of octroi

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < French, noun derivative of octroyer to grant, partial Latinization of Old French otreier < Medieval Latin auctorizāre; see authorize

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Parts of speech for Octroi


octroi popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

octroi usage trend in Literature

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