Found 3 items, similar to Levy.
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n 1: a charge imposed and collected
2: the act of drafting into military service [syn: levy en masse
v 1: impose and collect; “levy a fine”
2: cause to assemble or enlist in the military; “raise an
; “recruit new soldiers”
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(-[y^]), n.; pl. Levies
(-[i^]z). [A contr. of
elevenpence or elevenpenny bit.]
A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia
to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 121/2
cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at
, n. [F. lev['e]e, fr. lever to raise. See Lever
and cf. Levee
1. The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the
levy of troops, taxes, etc.
A levy of all the men left under sixty. --Thirlwall.
2. That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc. “
The Irish levies.”
3. (Law) The taking or seizure of property on executions to
satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of
taxes; a collecting by execution.
Levy in mass
[F. lev['e]e en masse], a requisition of all
able-bodied men for military service.
, v. i.
To seize property, real or personal, or subject it to the
operation of an execution; to make a levy; as, to levy on
property; the usual mode of levying, in England, is by
seizing the goods.
To levy on goods and chattels
, to take into custody or
seize specific property in satisfaction of a writ.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Levied
pr. & vb. n. Levying
1. To raise, as a siege. [Obs.] --Holland.
2. To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army
by enrollment, conscription, etc.
Augustine . . . inflamed Ethelbert, king of Kent, to
levy his power, and to war against them. --Fuller.
3. To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority;
as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.
If they do this . . . my ransom, then,
Will soon be levied. --Shak.
(a) To gather or exact; as, to levy money.
(b) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to
raise or cast up; as, to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a
nuisance, etc. [Obs.] --Cowell. --Blackstone.
(c) To take or seize on execution; to collect by
To levy a fine
, to commence and carry on a suit for
assuring the title to lands or tenements. --Blackstone.
To levy war
, to make or begin war; to take arms for attack;