Toll

Definition of Toll

v. t.1.(O. Eng. Law) To take away; to vacate; to annul.
1.To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole.
2.To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell.
3.To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend.
Slow tolls the village clock the drowsy hour.
- Beattie.
4.To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.
When hollow murmurs of their evening bells
Dismiss the sleepy swains, and toll them to their cells.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Tolled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tolling.]
The country cocks do crow, the clocks do toll.
- Shak.
Now sink in sorrows with a tolling bell.
- Pope.
n.1.The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.
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.
Toll bar
a bar or beam used on a canal for stopping boats at the tollhouse, or on a road for stopping passengers.
- Burrill.
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.
Toll thorough
(Eng. Law) toll taken by a town for beasts driven through it, or over a bridge or ferry maintained at its cost.
- Crabb.
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.
- Brande & C.
Toll turn
(Eng. Law) a toll paid at the return of beasts from market, though they were not sold.
- Burrill.
v. i.1.To pay toll or tallage.
2.To take toll; to raise a tax.
Well could he [the miller] steal corn and toll thrice.
- Chaucer.
No Italian priest
Shall tithe or toll in our dominions.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To collect, as a toll.

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