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Main Entry: 1toll
Pronunciation: primarystresstomacrl
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English toll "a tax or fee paid to be allowed to do something," from early French toll (same meaning), derived from Latin telonium "a house where duties on imports are paid and ships' cargoes are checked," derived from Greek telos "tax, toll"
1 : a tax paid for a privilege (as the use of a highway or bridge)
2 : a charge paid for a service
3 : the cost in life or health <the death toll from the hurricane>

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