Origin of gabelle
Examples from the Web for 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.Charles the Bold|Ruth Putnam
The Latin form of the word is gabellum, and the French gabelle.
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 .The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
Nothing but the production of the afflicted Gabelle's letter from his prison of the Abbaye would have got him on so far.A Tale of Two Cities|Charles Dickens