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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Levy  \Lev"y\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Levied}  (l[e^]v"[i^]d);  p. 
  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. 
  4.  (Law) 
  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; 
  to  attack. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Levy  \Lev"y\  (-[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 
  7s.  6d. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Levy  \Lev"y\,  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.''  --Macaulay. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Levy  \Lev"y\,  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  charge  imposed  and  collected 
  2:  the  act  of  drafting  into  military  service  [syn:  {levy  en 
  v  1:  impose  and  collect;  "levy  a  fine"  [syn:  {impose}] 
  2:  cause  to  assemble  or  enlist;  "raise  an  army"  [syn:  {conscript}, 
  {recruit},  {raise}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (1  Kings  4:6,  R.V.;  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). 

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