Definition of Gabelle

1. n. A tax, especially on salt.



Definition of Gabelle

1. Noun. A tax; especially, the tax on salt levied in pre-Revolutionary France. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gabelle

1. a tax on salt [n -S] : GABELLED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gabelle

gabble
gabbled
gabbler
gabblers
gabbles
gabbling
gabblings
gabbro
gabbroic
gabbroid
gabbros
gabby
gabel
gabeler
gabelers
gabelle (current term)
gabelled
gabeller
gabellers
gabelles
gaberdine
gaberdines
gabert
gaberts
gabexate
gabey
gabfest
gabfests
gabies
gabion

Literary usage of Gabelle

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1. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1903)
"There were the of Grande gabelle, the pro- "o gabelle, the provinces of , and the free ... gabelle (qv) was the salt tax in France before the revolution. ..."

2. History of the Principal States of Europe from the Peace of Utrecht by John Russell Russell (1826)
"The Ga- The next subject for review is the gabelle. The gabelle, or salt tax, was totally different in amount, ..."

3. China, Her History, Diplomacy, and Commerce: From the Earliest Times to the by Edward Harper Parker (1917)
"... CHAPTER XI THE SALT gabelle THE salt industry contributes its share to illustrate for us both the natural principles on which China is divided into ..."

4. Diderot and the Encyclopædists by John Morley (1897)
"The history of such an impost as the tax upon salt (gabelle), and a bold outline of the random and incongruous fashions in which it was levied, ..."

5. Diderot and the Encyclopædists by John Morley (1884)
"The history of such an impost as the tax upon salt (gabelle), and a bold outline of the random and incongruous fashions in which it was levied, ..."

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