- The definition of levy is a required or collected fee or tax.
An example of levy is sales tax.
- Levy is defined as to force into military service or to declare and fight in a war.
An example of levy is the military draft.
levy definition by Webster's New World
- an imposing and collecting of a tax or other payment
- an amount levied; tax, etc.
- the enlistment, usually compulsory, of personnel, as for military service
- a group so enlisted
Origin: Middle English levee ; from Middle French feminine past participle of lever, to raise: see lever
- to impose or collect (a tax, tribute, fine, etc.)
- to enlist (troops) for military service, usually by force
- to wage (war)
- to make a levy
- Law to seize property in order to satisfy a judgment: often with on
levy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb lev·ied, lev·y·ing, lev·ies verb, transitive
- To impose or collect (a tax, for example).
- To draft into military service.
- To declare and wage (a war).
- The act or process of levying.
- Money, property, or troops levied.
Origin: Middle English levien, from leve, levy, tax, from Old French levee, from feminine past participle of lever, to raise; see lever.
- levˈi·er noun
levy - Legal Definition
- A tax or penalty.
- The state’s acting of seizing and selling property to satisfy a tax or other liability.