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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 likin
 厘金

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Li·kin, n. [Written also lekin.]  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.