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levy

[ lev-ee ]
/ 藞l蓻v i /
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noun, plural lev路ies.
verb (used with object), lev路ied, lev路y路ing.
verb (used without object), lev路ied, lev路y路ing.
to seize or attach property by judicial order.

OTHER WORDS FOR levy

6 draft, enlist, callup.
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Origin of levy

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English leve(e), from Middle French, noun use of feminine past participle of lever 鈥渢o raise,鈥 from Latin lev膩re, akin to levis 鈥渓ight鈥; cf. levee2

OTHER WORDS FROM levy

re路lev路y, verb (used with object), re路lev路ied, re路lev路y路ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH levy

levee, levy

Other definitions for levy (2 of 2)

Levy
[ lee-vee, lev-ee for 1; lee-vee, -vahy for 2 ]
/ 藞li vi, 藞l蓻v i for 1; 藞li vi, -va瑟 for 2 /

noun
Uriah Phillips, 1792鈥1862, U.S. naval commander.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for levy

levy
/ (藞l蓻v瑟) /

verb levies, levying or levied (tr)
to impose and collect (a tax, tariff, fine, etc)
to conscript troops for service
to seize or attach (property) in accordance with the judgment of a court
noun plural levies
  1. the act of imposing and collecting a tax, tariff, etc
  2. the money so raised
  1. the conscription of troops for service
  2. a person conscripted in this way

Derived forms of levy

levier, noun

Word Origin for levy

C15: from Old French lev茅e a raising, from lever, from Latin lev膩re to raise
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