Levy

Noun

  • The tax, property or people so levied.
  • The act of levying.
  • (US, obsolete, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia) The Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar, valued at elevenpence when the dollar was rated at seven shillings and sixpence.

Verb

  • To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority.
  • To wage war.
  • To impose (a tax or fine) to collect monies due, or to confiscate property.

    "to levy a tax"

  • To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrolment, conscription. etc.
  • (law) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up. to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc.
  • To draft someone into military service.
  • To raise, as a siege.

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