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TOLL, n Definition & Legal Meaning

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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 in towns, markets, and fairs for goods and cattle TOLL 1100 TONNAGE DUTY 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. Iii modern English, law. A reasonable sum due to the lord of a fair or market for things sold there which are tollable. 1 Crabb, Heal Prop. p. 350,


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