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tolbooth

or tollbooth

[tohl-booth, -booth] /ˈtoʊlˌbuθ, -ˌbuð/
noun, plural tolbooths
[tohl-booth z, -booths] /ˈtoʊlˌbuðz, -ˌbuθs/ (Show IPA).
Chiefly Scot.
1.
a town jail.
2.
a town hall or guild hall, especially a place where tolls are paid.
Origin of tolbooth
1300-1350
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at tollbooth
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tolbooth

/ˈtəʊlˌbuːθ; -ˌbuːð; ˈtɒl-/
noun
1.
(mainly Scot) a town hall
2.
a variant spelling of tollbooth
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