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EtymologyEdit

From French gabelle.

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gabelle (plural gabelles)

  1. A tax; especially, the tax on salt levied in pre-Revolutionary France.
    • 1998, William Caferro, Mercenary Companies and the Decline of Siena, p. 150:
      The proceeds of the gabelle on retail wine were pledged directly to repayment of the forced loans imposed during Baumgarten and Sterz's raid in 1364.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 143:
      Salt, for example, was a state monopoly, and the tax on it – the much-detested gabelle – was levied at six different levels in the various regions []

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian gabella, from Arabic قَبَالَة(qabāla, bail, guaranty).

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gabelle f (plural gabelles)

  1. (historical) gabelle, salt tax

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gabelle f

  1. plural of gabella