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
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Definition for levy (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for levy
He raised the device in front of his face, eyeing it suspiciously from behind his Eugene Levy eyebrows.
French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy has been a staunch defender of the right to offend and blaspheme--when it comes to Islam.
In the mixed city of Haifa, for example, the Jewish mayor Shabtai Levy met with Arab leaders just before the war broke out.
The Arab leaders told Levy that they had been ordered out—and even threatened—by al-Husseini and must obey.
The Bain investment is likely welcome news for retailers such as Levy.
If this stinking quartet takes it into its head to levy annual blackmail, where is the money coming from?Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Whatever property on which a levy could have been made by judicial process against the bankrupt passes to the trustee.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
But the levy could not be collected till Michaelmas, and meantime the King appealed for an advance.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
Maybe if we did go with Thorgils we should meet many more men on the way to the levy also.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
King Harald sent round the whole of Norway calling out a levy, one half of the general war-muster.
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