Toll Definition

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.