Definition and Meanings for levy
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Part of Speech of levy
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of levy
Meaning of levy
- a name formerly given in pennsylvania, maryland, and virginia to the spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 12
- the act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc.
- that which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc.
- the taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to raise, as a siege.
- to raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.
- to raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.
- to gather or exact; as, to levy money.;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.;to take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.
as intransitive verb
- 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.