an authorization or permit issued by the Spanish or a South American government
Spanish cédula 'schedule'
One fervid orator denounced the collection of customs dues, internal revenue taxes, the land tax and the cedula tax.
cedula, sed′ū-l, n. a South American promissory-note or mortgage-bond on lands.
With this concurs the fact, as said, that they were passed by the Council, of which a cedula to that effect has been presented.