noun tol·sey \ˈtōlzi\
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Definition of tolsey



  1. 1 British :  town hall

  2. 2 British :  a borough law court

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Origin and Etymology of tolsey

Middle English tolsell, tolsey, from tol, toll toll + -sell, -sey (probably from Old English sele hall, house) — more at toll, saloon

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a trip made at another's expense

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