(A) 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. (B) 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. (C) To delay, to hold off the effect of a law or statute such as the statute of limitations.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
(verb) – To bar, defeat or take away; thus, to toll the entry means to deny or take away the right of entry.
(noun) – In English law. Toll means an excise of goods; a seizure of some part for permission of the rest It has two significations: A liberty to buy and sell within the precincts of the manor, which seems to import as much as a fair or market; a tribute or custom paid for passage. Wharton. A Saxon word, signifying, properly, a payment ib towns, markets, and fairs for goods and cattle bought and sold. It is a reasonable sum of money due to the owner of the fair or market, upon sale of things tollable within the same. The word is used for a liberty as well to take as to be free from toll. Jacob. In modern English law. A reasonable sum due to the lord of a fair or market for things sold there which are tollable: 1 Crabb, Real Prop. p. 350,