tolbooth

or toll·booth

[tohl-booth, -booth]
noun, plural tol·booths [tohl-booth z, -booths] /ˈtoʊlˌbuðz, -ˌbuθs/. Chiefly Scot.
  1. a town jail.
  2. a town hall or guild hall, especially a place where tolls are paid.

Origin of tolbooth

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at tollbooth
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tolbooth

noun
  1. mainly Scot a town hall
  2. a variant spelling of tollbooth
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