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likin

likin


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Likin  \Li"kin`\,  n.  [Written  also  {lekin}.]  [  Chin.  li  kin;  li 
  the  thousandth  part  of  a  tael  +  kin  money.] 
  A  Chinese  provincial  tax  levied  at  many  inland  stations  upon 
  imports  or  articles  in  transit. 
 
  ``Likin,''  which  used  to  be  regarded  as  illegal,  as  one 
  of  the  many  ``squeezes''  imposed  by  the  mandarins,  is 
  in  Jamieson's  opinion,  just  as  legal  as  any  other  form 
  of  taxation.  --A.  R. 
  Colquhoun