To these levies the lands of the Church were liable equally with those of laymen.
Each reserved the right to raise its own levies in its own way.
Men were ready to be enlisted, but the arms and equipments had nearly all been required to fit out the first levies.
We hear the levies are going on well in the different States.
The States were timid about imposing taxation and few if any paid promptly the levies made upon them.
Nor let us forget the middleman, who levies the lion's share of the earth's produce.
He pays all wages and the accounts of the local tradespeople, on which, of course, he levies a recognised squeeze.
Early the next morning, the Pioneers and levies started to cross the pass.
Meanwhile the levies for the Parliament were very successful, and men came in as fast as they could be received and armed.
It seemed that the levies bolted, as soon as they were fired on.
early 13c., "act of raising or collecting," from Anglo-French leve, from Old French levée "act of raising," noun use of fem. past participle of lever "to raise" (see lever). Originally of taxes, later of men for armies (c.1500). Related: Levied; levying.
"an act of levying," early 15c., from Anglo-French leve, Old French levée "a raising, lifting; levying," noun use of fem. past participle of lever "to raise" (see lever).
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(1 Kings 4:6, R.V.; 5:13), forced service. The service of tributaries was often thus exacted by kings. Solomon raised a "great levy" of 30,000 men, about two per cent. of the population, to work for him by courses on Lebanon. Adoram (12:18) presided over this forced labour service (Ger. Frohndienst; Fr. corvee).