Variant of toll
- a tax or charge for a privilege, esp. for permission to pass over a bridge, along a highway, etc.
- a charge for service or extra service, as for transportation, for a long-distance telephone call, or, formerly, for having one's grain milled
- the number lost, taken, exacted, etc.; exaction: the tornado took a heavy toll of lives
Origin: Middle English from OE, akin to German zoll, Old Norse tollr from Middle Low German tol from Midieval Latin tolneum from Vulgar Latin an unverified form toloneum, toll(house), for Classical Latin teloneum from Glassical Greek telōnion from telōnēs, tax collector from telos, tax, akin to tlēnai, to support, bear: for Indo-European base see tolerate
- to take or gather as a toll
- to impose a toll on
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