vectigal (vek-tI-g[schwa]l), n. Roman & civil law.

1. A tax, esp. an import or export duty, paid to the state.

2. An annual ground rent paid in kind or in money. Pl. vectigalia (vek-t[schwa]-gay-lee-[schwa]).

vectigal judiciarium (vek-tI-g[schwa]l joo-dish-ee-air-ee-[schwa]m), n. A tax or fine to defray the expenses of maintaining courts of justice. Pl. vectigalia judiciaria.

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