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likin

[lee-keen] /ˈliˈkin/
noun
1.
(formerly in China) a provincial duty imposed on articles of trade that are in transit.
Origin of likin
1875-1880
1875-80; < earlier or dialectal Chinese, for Chinese líjīn ( .001 ounce + jīn money)
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