April 29th, 2019

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Word of the Day 04/29/19 Gabelle

Gabelle (noun)
gabelle [ guh-bel ]

1. a tax; excise.
2. French History. a tax on salt, abolished in 1790.

ga·belled , adjective

Origin: 1375–1425; Middle English gabul, gabel (probably confused with gavel2) < Middle French < Italian gabella < Arabic gabālah tax, receipt

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