A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise. "He enables St. Peter to pay his gabel by the ministry of a fish." (Jer. Taylor)

Origin: F. Gabelle, LL. Gabella, gabulum, gablum; of uncertain origin. Cf.Gavel tribute.

(01 Mar 1998)

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