Tolbooth meaning

tōlbo͝oth
A prison; a jail.
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Archaic form of toll booth.
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Origin of tolbooth

  • Middle English tolbothe town hall containing customs offices and prison cells tol toll toll1 bothe booth booth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition