In Spanish and Mexican law. Fees imposed by municipalities on certain articles of merchandise, to defray the overall expenses of federal government, in default of profits from "proprios," 1. e., places possessed because of the municipality, or the income that had been legally set apart for the help. Often utilized in a wider sense, as indicating the sourced elements of a town, including its privileges into the royal lands as well as the taxes. Escriche Diet.; Sheldon v. Milmo, 90 Tex. 1, 30 S. W. 413.