noun, plural lev·ies.
verb (used with object), lev·ied, lev·y·ing.
verb (used without object), lev·ied, lev·y·ing.
Words nearby levy
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
Examples from the Web for levying
Levying sales taxes on Internet commerce would allow many states to tap into a new vein of funds.
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.
They were, however, informed that the levying of armed men is the prerogative of the Queen.The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)|John West
When the justices in levying taxes retired to a private room and locked the door, there was grave suspicion of fraud.Bacon's Rebellion, 1676|Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker
I was so resolute in the matter that I had some difficulty to keep from opening them myself and levying duty upon their contents.A Little Swiss Sojourn|W. D. Howells
They treated less powerful people with growing contempt, levying more and more tributes on the conquered.The Hyborian Age|Robert E. Howard
On the 27th, after levying a contribution on Roseau, the enemy re-embarked, and hovered that day and the next about this post.The History of the First West India Regiment|A. B. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for levying
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