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Toll


TOLL, noun [Gr. toll custom, and end, exit, from cutting off; Eng. dole; diolam, to sell, to exchange, to pay toll This is from the root of deal. See Deal.]

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. 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, verb intransitive To pay toll or tallage.

1. To take toll as by a miller.

TOLL, verb intransitive To sound or ring, as a bell, with strokes uniformly repeated at intervals, as at funerals, or in calling assemblies, or to announce the death of a person.

Now sink in sorrows with a tolling bell.

TOLL, verb transitive [supra.] To cause a bell to sound with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated, as for summoning public bodies or religious congregations to their meetings, or for announcing the death of a person, or to give solemnity to a funeral. Tolling is a different thing from ringing.

TOLL, verb transitive [Latin tollo.] To take away; to vacate; to annul; a law term.

1. To draw. [See Tole.]

TOLL, noun A particular sounding of a bell.