Definitions of levy

  1. To raise, as a siege.
  2. To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.
  3. To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.
  4. To gather or exact; as, to levy money.
  5. 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.
  6. To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.
  7. To raise or collect by compulsion, as an army or a tax.
  8. To raise: to collect by authority, as an army or a tax:- pr. p. levying; pa. t. and pa. p. levied.
  9. To collect by authority.
  10. To exact by compulsion; make a levy.
  11. 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.
  12. To make a forced seizure in order to collect money; as, to levy on household goods for unpaid rent.
  13. 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.
  14. To raise; to collect, said of troops or taxes.
  15. Levying.
  16. cause to assemble or enlist in the military; " raise an army"; " recruit new soldiers"
  17. The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc.
  18. That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc.
  19. The act of collecting or raising by compulsion, as money or men; the amount or number raised.
  20. The act of collecting by authority: the troops so collected.
  21. Act of raising money or troops by authority.
  22. The act of levying or collecting compulsorily.
  23. That which is levied, as money or troops.
  24. 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.
  25. The act of collecting men for some service; the men thus collected; the act of raising money by assessment.
  26. Levied.
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