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Definitions of levy

  1. impose and collect; "levy a fine" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of drafting into military service Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a charge imposed and collected Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. cause to assemble or enlist; "raise an army" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To raise, as a siege. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To gather or exact; as, to levy money. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 12 cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To raise or collect by compulsion, as an army or a tax. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To make a forced seizure in order to collect money; as, to levy on household goods for unpaid rent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. The act of collecting or raising by compulsion, as money or men; the amount or number raised. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Levied. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Levying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To raise: to collect by authority, as an army or a tax:-pr.p. levying; pa.t. and pa.p. levied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. The act of collecting by authority: the troops so collected. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Act of raising money or troops by authority. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To collect by authority. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To exact by compulsion; make a levy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The act of levying or collecting compulsorily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. That which is levied, as money or troops. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. The act of laying for that which is levied, whether in men or taxes. Levy in mass, a requisition for service of all liable to bear arms. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To raise; to collect, as an army or a tax. To levy war, to raise or begin war; to attack. To levy a fine, to commence and carry on a suit for assuring the title to lands or tenements. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To raise; to collect, said of troops or taxes. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. The act of collecting men for some service; the men thus collected; the act of raising money by assessment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. 1. Lawful monies owed, like a tax or usage fee. 2. Collected monies. 3. As a judgment or to pay a debt or claim, lawful seizure of a debtor's specific asset or property . thelawdictionary.org
  34. ( 1 Kings 4:6 , RSV; 5:13 ), forced service. The service of tributaries was often thus exacted by kings. Solomon raised a "great levy" of 30,000 men, about two per cent. of the population, to work for him by courses on Lebanon. Adoram ( 12:18 ) presided over this forced labour service (Ger. Frohndienst; Fr. corvee). biblestudytools.com
  35. A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 12 dictgcide_fs
  36. lev'i, v.t. to raise: to collect by authority, as an army or a tax:--pr.p. lev'ying; pa.t. and pa.p. lev'ied.--n. the act of collecting by authority: the troops so collected. [L. lev[=a]re, to raise.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. Collecting of assessment, tax, &c.; enrolling of men for war &c. (l. in mass, of all able-bodied men); amount or number levied, body of men enrolled (also pl.). (Vb) raise (contribution, taxes), impose (rate, toll), whence leviable a.; raise (sum) by legal execution or process on person\'s goods; enlist, enrol, (soldiers, army); collect men& munitions for, proceed to make, (war upon, against, or abs.). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. (Also) extort (l. blackmail). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. n. The act of levying or taking by authority or force for public service, as troops, taxes, &c.;— that which is levied or taken by authority, us an army, tribute, &c.;— the seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes. Cabinet Dictionary

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