Ga"bel (?), n. [F. gabelle, LL. gabella, gabulum, gablum; of uncertain origin. Cf.Gavel tribute.] O. Eng.Law

A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise.


He enables St. Peter to pay his gabel by the ministry of a fish. Jer. Taylor.


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