Levy meaning

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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.

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To declare and wage (a war).
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To impose or collect (a tax, tribute, fine, etc.)
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The definition of levy is a required or collected fee or tax.

An example of levy is sales tax.

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To enlist or conscript into military service.

Levy recruits.

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To confiscate property, especially in accordance with a legal judgment.
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The act or process of levying.
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Money, property, or troops levied.
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An imposing and collecting of a tax or other payment.
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An amount levied; tax, fine, etc.
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To enlist (troops) for military service, usually by force.
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To wage (war)
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To make a levy.
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To seize property in order to satisfy a judgment.
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A tax or penalty.
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The state’s acting of seizing and selling property to satisfy a tax or other liability.
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To impose (a tax or fine) to collect monies due, or to confiscate property.

To levy a tax.

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To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority.
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To draft someone into military service.
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To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrolment, conscription. etc.
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To raise, as a siege.

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(law) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up.

To levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc.

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The act of levying.
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The tax, property or people so levied.
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(US, obsolete, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia) The Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar, valued at elevenpence when the dollar was rated at seven shillings and sixpence.
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Origin of levy

  • Middle English levien from leve levy, tax from Old French levee from feminine past participle of lever to raise lever
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Anglo-Norman leve, from Old French levee, from lever "to raise".
    From Wiktionary
  • Contraction of elevenpence.
    From Wiktionary