Origin of levy
OTHER WORDS FROM levyre·lev·y, verb (used with object), re·lev·ied, re·lev·y·ing.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH levylevee, levy
Other definitions for levy (2 of 2)
How to use levy in a sentence
Another avenue could specifically address capital gains, to impose higher levies on those with investments.
The new levies would fall primarily on families earning more than $1 million a year.
In 1792 Prince Joseph found himself at the head of his new levies opposed by the trained troops of those countries.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
If a man has not corn or money upon a man and levies a distraint, for every single distraint he shall pay one-third of a mina.The Oldest Code of Laws in the World|Hammurabi, King of Babylon
There is Owen on the west to help you keep the peace in one way, and Herewald on the east to help you with the levies if need be.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
The disposition of the State levies that came thronging in was left to me as fast as they were armed.
Taken altogether, the hush undoubtedly levies a considerable tax on the patience of those anglers who fish in its vicinity.The Teesdale Angler|R Lakeland
British Dictionary definitions for levy
- 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