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Toll

A sum of money paid for the right to use a road, highway, or bridge. To postpone or suspend. For example, to toll a Statute of Limitations means to postpone the running of the time period it specifies.

toll

v. 1) to delay, suspend or hold off the effect of a statute. Examples: a minor is injured in an accident when he is 14 years old, and the state law (statute of limitations) allows a person hurt by negligence two years to file suit for damages. But for a minor the statute is "tolled" until he/she becomes 18 and decides whether or not to sue. Thus the minor has two years after 18 to file suit. State law allows 10 years to collect a judgment, but if the judgment debtor (party who owes the judgment amount) leaves the state the time is "tolled," so the judgment creditor (party to whom judgment is owed) will have extra time to enforce the judgment equal to the time the debtor was out of state. 2) a charge to pass over land, use a toll road or turnpike, cross a bridge, or take passage on a ferry.

toll

(Effect), noun casualties, consequence, cost, damage, distress, effect, exaction, forfeit, grievous price, loss, payment, result, ruinous price, setback, suffering

toll

(Tax), noun assessment, charge, exaction, excise, fare, fee, impost, levy, payment, portorium, tithe, vectigal
Associated concepts: collection of tolls, toll bridges, toll roads

toll

(Exact payment), verb collect payment, exact tribute, extort, levy, raise taxes, tax

toll

(Stop), verb arrest, block, check, cut off, embar, estop, frustrate, halt, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, limit, obstruct, put a stop to, restrain, restrict, stay, suspend, thwart
Associated concepts: toll a statute of limitations
See also: assessment, charge, cost, duty, exact, excise, fare, fee, imposition, levy, price, tax

TOLL, contracts. A sum of money for the use of something, generally applied to the consideration which is paid for the use of a road, bridge, or the like, of a public nature. Toll is also the compensation paid to a miller for grinding another person's grain.
     2. The rate of taking toll for grinding is regulated by statute in most of the states. See 2 Hill. Ab. oh. 17; 6 Ad. & Ell. N. S. 31,; 6 Q. B. 3 1.

TO TOLL, estates, rights. To bar, defeat, or take away; as to toll an entry into lands, is to deny. or take away the right of entry.

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Good old ques- tionable stories were told that made the tears run down and cavernous mouths stand wide and the round bellies shake with laughter; and questionable songs were bellowed out in a mighty chorus that drowned the boom of the tolling bells.
The train of withered mourners, the hoary bridegroom in his shroud, the pale features of the aged bride, and the death-bell tolling through the whole, till its deep voice overpowered the marriage words, all marked the funeral of earthly hopes.
As soon as any stranger is seen arriving, a large bell is set tolling, and generally some small cannon are fired.
he said, blinking lazily at Alice, and speaking in a deep hollow tone that sounded like the tolling of a great bell.
A quarter past one now struck, and the bell began tolling for dinner; so they went into the hall and took their places, Tom at the very bottom of the second table, next to the prepostor (who sat at the end to keep order there), and East a few paces higher.
From out of the fog came the mournful tolling of a bell, and I could see the pilot turning the wheel with great rapidity.
The tolling over, the head of the family thrust his hands into the great tail-pockets of his great blue coat with brass buttons, and without waiting for a further announcement strode downstairs alone, scowling over his shoulder at the four females.
The clock began to strike, and the deep-toned vibration filled the room as though with the sound of an enormous bell tolling far away.
The word "Delay" entered the secret chamber of my brain, resounded there like a tolling bell which maddens the ear, affected all my senses, took on a black colouring, a bitter taste, a deadly meaning.
He leaned on it heavily, listening to the faint sounds of some town clock tolling the hour.
The first thing I was saluted with in the morning was the tolling of the great bell at St.
What is this intolerable tolling of great bells, and crashing of wheels, and shouting in the distance?