an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force.
the amount owed or collected.
the conscription of troops.
the troops conscripted.
to impose (a tax): to levy a duty on imports.
to conscript (troops).
to start or wage (war).
to seize or attach property by judicial order.
- re·lev·y, verb (used with object), re·lev·ied, re·lev·y·ing.
- levee, levy
Other definitions for Levy (2 of 2)
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How to use levy in a sentence
The legal challenge contends that Maryland’s first-in-the-nation tax is unfair, unconstitutional and incompatible with federal laws that prohibit state policymakers from instituting levies specifically targeting online services.Silicon Valley-backed groups sue Maryland to kill country’s first-ever online advertising tax | Tony Romm | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Digiday caught up with levy to hear more about his latest investment, what the future of esports means for advertisers, how the industry is borrowing from the media owner playbook and more.
Levying sales taxes on Internet commerce would allow many states to tap into a new vein of funds.
The litany of accusations included levying illegal late fees and wrongly charging late fees.American Express Charges Backward, Laying Off 5,400 | Daniel Gross | January 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The NCAA came down on Penn State for its ‘conspiracy of silence,’ levying a $60 million fine.
Moreover, the debate about levying new sanctions on Iran is likely to produce even greater tension.
I guess when we begin collecting judgments by levying on the new road, there won't be much of it left.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
Such bank was in fact to enjoy a monopoly of levying the fines which the laws of the country imposed upon swearing.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
The dukes formed a standing army, and succeeded in levying hearth taxes (fouages) throughout Brittany.
The only exception to the authority of Parliament over the colonies was levying internal taxes.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
A foreign state, an enemy levying war, cannot commit treason.Nullification, Secession Webster's Argument and the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions | Caleb William Loring
British Dictionary definitions for levy
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
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
- levier, noun
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