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toll agent
Toll and team
Toll bar
toll bridge
toll call
toll collector
Toll corn
Toll gatherer
Toll hop
Toll House
Toll House cookie
toll line
toll plaza
toll road
toll taker
Toll thorough
Toll traverse
Toll turn

Toll dish definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Toll Toll, n. [OE. tol, AS. toll; akin to OS. & D. tol, G. zoll, OHG. zol, Icel. tollr, Sw. tull, Dan. told, and also to E. tale; -- originally, that which is counted out in payment. See Tale number.] 1. A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like. 2. (Sax. & O. Eng. Law) A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor. 3. A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding. Toll and team (O. Eng. Law), the privilege of having a market, and jurisdiction of villeins. --Burrill. Toll bar, a bar or beam used on a canal for stopping boats at the tollhouse, or on a road for stopping passengers. Toll bridge, a bridge where toll is paid for passing over it. Toll corn, corn taken as pay for grinding at a mill. Toll dish, a dish for measuring toll in mills. Toll gatherer, a man who takes, or gathers, toll. Toll hop, a toll dish. [Obs.] --Crabb. Toll thorough (Eng. Law), toll taken by a town for beasts driven through it, or over a bridge or ferry maintained at its cost. --Brande & C. Toll traverse (Eng. Law), toll taken by an individual for beasts driven across his ground; toll paid by a person for passing over the private ground, bridge, ferry, or the like, of another. Toll turn (Eng. Law), a toll paid at the return of beasts from market, though they were not sold. --Burrill. Syn: Tax; custom; duty; impost.


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