noun, plural oc·trois [ok-troiz; French awk-trwa] /ˈɒk trɔɪz; French ɔkˈtrwa/.
Origin of octroi
Examples from the Web for octroi
The first human beings she saw on her way were the octroi officers at the gate.A Siren|Thomas Adolphus Trollope
An octroi of three dollars per barrel is estimated to yield fifty thousand dollars, or two thousand dollars less than soda-water.
Use the octroi, if you can, to raise wages, or do not use it to raise the price of commodities.Sophisms of the Protectionists|Frederic Bastiat
However, Denver has no octroi, nor is the Denver gate a barrier.Abroad at Home|Julian Street
I have shown what a large part the octroi plays in the revenue of a city like Amiens.France and the Republic|William Henry Hurlbert