toll
toll 1 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 toll
toll 2 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 toll the statute of repose after the statutory period had expired
b: suspend (2a)
toll the running of the statute of limitations compare run
vi: to be suspended
statute of limitations toll s for a period of seventy-five days following the noticeParker v. Yen, 823 S.W.2d 359 (1991)
toll 3 n: a suspension of effect
the court extended the statute of limitations toll

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

toll
I (effect) noun casualties, consequence, cost, damage, distress, effect, exaction, forfeit, grievous price, loss, payment, result, ruinous price, setback, suffering II (tax) noun assessment, charge, exaction, excise, fare, fee, impost, levy, payment, portorium, tithe, vectigal associated concepts: collection of tolls, toll bridges, toll roads III (exact payment) verb collect payment, exact tribute, extort, levy, raise taxes, tax IV (stop) verb arrest, block, check, cut off, embar, estop, frustrate, halt, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, interrupt, limit, obstruct, put a stop to, restrain, restrict, stay, suspend, thwart associated concepts: toll a statute of limitations V index assessment (levy), charge (cost), duty (tax), exact, excise, fare, fee (charge), imposition (tax), levy, price, tax

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


toll
n.
A payment for the right to use something once, such as the right to drive across a bridge.
v.
To suspend; to deny or take away.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


toll
1) To stop or suspend the operation of a statute. Most often, this term is used in reference to statutes of limitations, which set the time limits for bringing a lawsuit or criminal prosecution on particular types of legal claims. For example, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit may be tolled if the plaintiff didn't realize he or she had been injured by the defendant's actions until after the time period to sue had run out.
2) A fee charged to use something, such as a bridge, turnpike, or ferry.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


toll
v.
1 To bar, or take away; to defeat.
2 To stop from running (said of a statutory period of time).
3 To charge for the use of another's property, hence toll roads, toll bridges, and so on.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

toll
v.
   1) to delay, suspend or hold off the effect of a statute. Examples: a) 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. b) 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.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
(especially on travellers, as in crossing bridges, ferries, etc.), , , , , ,


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