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Toll

toll n

[Old English, tax or fee paid for a liberty or privilege, ultimately from Late Latin telonium custom house, from Greek tolōnion , from telōnēs collector of tolls, from telos tax, toll]
: a charge for the use of a transportation route or facility
;broadly
: a charge for use [a water ]
vb [Anglo-French tollir toller to take away, make null, bar, ultimately from Latin tollere to lift up, take away]
vt
1 : to take away (as a right)
2 a : to remove the effect of [the court did not the statute of repose after the statutory period had expired]
b : suspend [ the running of the statute of limitations] compare run
vi
: to be suspended [statute of limitations s for a period of seventy-five days following the notice "Parker v. Yen , 823 S.W.2d 359 (1991)"]
n : a suspension of effect [the court extended the statute of limitations ]



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.