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pacht, noun

Forms:
Also pagt.
Origin:
South African Dutch, Dutch, LatinShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch pacht, pagt pact, leasehold (from Latin pactus agreement).
obs.
During the 18th and early 19th centuries, a monopoly licence for the retailing of wine and spirits, sold by the authorities to only one retailer in any given area. Also attributive.
Note:
The pacht was abolished in Cape Town in November 1823, and in the country districts in 1828.
1823 W.W. Bird State of Cape of G.H. 41The Pagt is the monopoly of selling wine by retail, and the Pagter is the farmer of that monopoly.
1926 P.W. Laidler Tavern of Ocean 171You may talk of your pachts...The nectar you sip at the glorious Apollo Is drink for the Gods and will beat them all hollow.
During the 18th and early 19th centuries, a monopoly licence for the retailing of wine and spirits, sold by the authorities to only one retailer in any given area. Also attributive.

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