The Collaborative International Dictionary
Likin \Li"kin`\, n. [Written also lekin.] [ Chin. li kin; li the thousandth part of a tael + kin money.] 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
--A. R. Colquhoun.