The Nuttall Encyclopedia
An indirect tax, specially one on salt, the term applied to a State monopoly in France in that article, and the exaction in connection with which was a source of much discontent; the people were obliged to purchase it at government warehouses and at extravagant, often very unequal, rates; the impost dates from 1286; was abolished in 1789.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Gabelle'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/g/gabelle.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.