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  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 
  execution. 
 
  {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. 




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