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-lev·ied, adjectiveun·lev·ied, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH levylevee levy
Words nearby levy
Example sentences from the Web for levies
"They can depend upon their Hungarian levies now," said Milikoff.Under Fire For Servia|Colonel James Fiske
He is my vassal; owes fealty and breaks it, signs treaties and levies war; hectors me and laughs, kills my servants and laughs.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay|Maurice Hewlett
On every ship that passes her den she levies a tribute of six of her crew.Stories from the Odyssey|H. L. Havell
He should hold his position; by dawn Prospero will be here with the Poitanian levies.'The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
The thanes of all the western counties were ordered to hold themselves in readiness to join with their levies in the spring.Wulf the Saxon|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for levies
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