1. To stop the running of a time period, especially a time period set by a statute of limitations.
2. To bar or take away. Tolling a right of entry takes away the right to be present on the land.
3. Money paid in exchange for using something, especially a road or bridge.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) To stop or suspend the operation of a statute. Most often, this term is used in reference to statutes of limitations, which set the time limits for bringing a lawsuit or criminal prosecution on particular types of legal claims. For example, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit may be tolled if the plaintiff didn't realize he or she had been injured by the defendant's actions until after the time period to sue had run out. 2) A fee charged to use something, such as a bridge, turnpike, or ferry.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:25 pm