He blamed himself, because he knew it was his fault that gabelle had been left so long in such a dangerous post.
The Latin form of the word is gabellum, and the French gabelle.
Go, you are for the old self-called princes of the peace, together with the wranglers against the Cardinal and the gabelle.
Lastly, and more important than all, the duke made no attempt to revive the demand for the gabelle—salt was left free and untaxed.
These imposts and that of the gabelle were henceforth permanent.
Some provinces are allowed to compound for the gabelle, or salt tax; others are exempted from it altogether.
The gabelle, which led to several rebellions, was not abolished until the Revolution .
gabelle, word of German origin (gabe), originally applied to all taxes, came to signify only the tax on salt.
By means of a draft on the receiver of taxes and the gabelle officer of the town, two hundred golden saluts were paid for it.
They tell me to make haste and obtain the payments from the 'Camera' (council), and the 'gabelle' (octroi).