Definition of likin in English:

likin

noun

historical
  • A tax levied in China, between 1853 and 1931, on the movement of goods and on the sale of goods in shops.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Chinese (Mandarin) líjīn (Wade-Giles transcription li-chin) from lí + jīn gold, metal, money.

Pronunciation

likin

/liːˈkiːn/