noun, plural lev·ies.
verb (used with object), lev·ied, lev·y·ing.
verb (used without object), lev·ied, lev·y·ing.
Origin of levy
Related formsre·lev·y, verb (used with object), re·lev·ied, re·lev·y·ing.self-lev·ied, adjectiveun·lev·ied, adjective
Can be confusedlevee levy
Definition for levy (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for levy
The Bain investment is likely welcome news for retailers such as Levy.
Another major turning point, Levy said, was the popularity of National Geographic and Discovery programming.
In the wake of 26/11, Scott-Clark and Levy report, the ISI perpetuated the lie that the ten gunmen had been martyred in Kashmir.
Hume noted that government debt is easy to levy while its costs are hidden.Austerity’s Scottish Ghosts Haunt the Modern Economic Mind|Mark Blyth|May 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But Levy does admit that his “fantasy” is no short-term panacea.
The Assembly claimed the exclusive right to levy general taxes.Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688|Thomas J. Wertenbaker
(c) Levy rates on the rental values of the district, and borrow money on the security of such rates for any of the above purposes.Socialism and Democracy in Europe|Samuel P. Orth
The ſame meaſures which ruin one claſs, ſerve as a pretext to oppreſs and levy contributions on the reſt.
The levy of children was regarded by the Christians as a blood tax of a terrible kind.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay|Lord Eversley
The oysters are taken ashore to be opened, and Turkish inspectors are on hand to levy a tax on the product.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania |Jewett Castello Gilson
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