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- n. Payment of a toll.
- n. The amount or quantity paid as a toll.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Payment of toll; also, the amount or quantity paid as toll.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sum of money paid for the temporary use of land as a place in which to buy and sell. See toll,1, n.
- n. Toll; exaction or payment of toll.
"We will," says a law on this subject, yet extant, "that _all_ the freemen of our kingdom possess their lands in peace, free of all tollage and unjust exaction: that nothing be required or taken from them but their free service, which they owe to us of right, as has been appointed to them, and granted by us with hereditary right for ever, by the common council of our whole kingdom."
This is the man who tried the right of tollage with the people of
-- In the course of a trial between William de Birmingham, and the inhabitants of Bromsgrove and King's-norton, in 1309, concerning the right of tollage; it appeared, That the ANCESTORS of the said William had a market here before the Norman conquest.
They have had the good sense to avoid the ridiculous wheel-tollage to which we adhere at home with a tenacity only equalled by its folly, as if a two-wheeled cart, with a ton weight of cargo, drawn by a Barclay and Perkinser, did not cut up a road much more than the little four-wheel carriage of the clergyman's wife, drawn by a cob pony, and laden with a tin of soup or a piece of flannel for some suffering parishioner.