noun, plural lev·ies.
verb (used with object), lev·ied, lev·y·ing.
verb (used without object), lev·ied, lev·y·ing.
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Origin of levy
OTHER WORDS FROM levyre·lev·y, verb (used with object), re·lev·ied, re·lev·y·ing.self-levied, adjectiveun·lev·ied, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH levylevee, levy
Definition for levy (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for levy
Delta Air Lines is dropping fees to change tickets for most international flights from North America, joining American Airlines in ending the unpopular levies as a way to woo passengers back to overseas travel.
In creating Schitt’s Creek, Levy put pen to paper to let the world know what society could look like with less judgment and prejudice.What ‘Schitt’s Creek’ can teach us about climate action|matthewheimer|December 6, 2020|Fortune
With the country’s levy of as much as 60% on inherited shares for large shareholders and 50% on real estate and other assets, Lee’s family could owe a tax bill of about $10 billion — which could be Korea’s largest — based on Friday’s closing prices.After Samsung chairman’s death, his heirs are facing a $10 billion tax bill|kdunn6|October 26, 2020|Fortune
The levies have merely been suspended over the lack of an appropriate collection mechanism.Across Africa, citizens are resisting attempts to raise tax revenue from rising mobile use|Amindeh Blaise Atabong|October 23, 2020|Quartz
It’s easy to see why someone like Levy would talk up esports potential, but its evolution in the absence of live sports speaks for itself.
Today, there are no travel bans levied against the 8:15am Acela bound for Philly.
In January 2009, Luisa Medrano pleaded guilty to a far lesser charges than the ones the state had initially levied against her.Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol?|Olivia Nuzzi|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Several weeks ago, the highest court declined to take the case of a $220,000 fine for music piracy levied on an individual.The Cases That Justice Alito Apparently Forgot About|Lizzie Crocker|March 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Despite very poor compliance, no fine has ever been levied for failure to comply with this law.Truth About Your Medicine: Ben Goldacre on How to Reform the Pharmaceutical Industry|Ben Goldacre|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The transgressions rose to such a level that nine- and 10-figure fines were levied.
They have levied war, excited rebellions, dethroned princes, and sacrificed millions for the sake of gain.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
This tax was not directly levied for protection as the regular duty tax on imports had been but was levied for revenue purposes.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
The heaviest contributions were levied on all natives and foreigners, and the misery of a siege was coming upon the city.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
There were the “swell mobsmen,” the camorristi who dressed faultlessly and mixed with and levied fines on people of highest rank.
"For the liberation of the king," originally levied during the captivity of King Ferdinand.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
British Dictionary definitions for levy
verb levies, levying or levied (tr)
noun plural levies
- the act of imposing and collecting a tax, tariff, etc
- the money so raised
- the conscription of troops for service
- a person conscripted in this way