likin

[ lee-keen ]
/ ˈliˈkin /

noun

(formerly in China) a provincial duty imposed on articles of trade that are in transit.

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Origin of likin

1875–80; < earlier or dialectal Chinese, for Chinese líjīn ( .001 ounce + jīn money)
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