From Anglo-Norman leve, from Old French levee, from lever (to raise).
levy (third-person singular simple present levies, present participle levying, simple past and past participle levied)
- To impose (a tax or fine) to collect monies due, or to confiscate property.
- A tax was levied on the middle class.
- To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority.
- To draft someone into military service.
- To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription. etc.
- To wage war.
- To raise, as a siege.
- (law) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up.
levy (plural levies)
- The act of levying.
- The tax, property or people so levied.
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