In French history, term that originally referred to a tax on various items but came to be used exclusively for a tax on salt, first levied by Philip the Fair in 1286 and abolished 1790. ...
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Ga`belle' noun [ French See Gabel .] A tax, especially on salt. [ France] Brande & C.
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• (n.) A tax, especially on salt.
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form of tax in France before the Revolution of 1789in particular, from the 15th century onward, the tax on salt.[2 related articles]
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The gabelle (ɡabɛl) was a very unpopular tax on salt in France before 1790. The term gabelle derives from the Italian gabella (a tax), itself from the Arabic qabala. In France, Gabelle was originally applied to taxes on all commodities, but was gradually limited to the tax on salt. In time it bec...
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Obs.Fr. Any form of indirect tax; the tax on salt, in France, from which the NOBILITY, the clergy, and other PRIVLEGED persons were exempted.
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Gabelle was a name originally given in France to every kind of indirect tax, as on wine, cloth, etc, but at a later period specially applied to the tax upon salt, which after being frequently imposed as a temporary means of raising money, became under Charles V a permanent impost. Under Henry II nin...
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