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levy

to impose a tax: to levy a duty on imports; the amount owed or collected; the conscription of troops
Not to be confused with:
levee – embankment to prevent flooding: The levee might fail in hurricane conditions.
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lev·y

 (lĕv′ē)
v. lev·ied, lev·y·ing, lev·ies
v.tr.
1.
a. To impose (a tax or fine, for example) on someone.
b. To impose a tax, fine, or other punishment on (a person or business).
2. To enlist or conscript into military service: levy recruits.
3. To declare and wage (a war).
v.intr.
To confiscate property, especially in accordance with a legal judgment.
n. pl. lev·ies
1. The act or process of levying.
2. Money, property, or troops levied.

[Middle English levien, from leve, levy, tax, from Old French levee, from feminine past participle of lever, to raise; see lever.]

lev′i·er n.
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levy

(ˈlɛvɪ)
vb (tr) , levies, levying or levied
1. (Economics) to impose and collect (a tax, tariff, fine, etc)
2. (Military) to conscript troops for service
3. (Law) to seize or attach (property) in accordance with the judgment of a court
n, pl levies
4. (Economics)
a. the act of imposing and collecting a tax, tariff, etc
b. the money so raised
5. (Military)
a. the conscription of troops for service
b. a person conscripted in this way
[C15: from Old French levée a raising, from lever, from Latin levāre to raise]
ˈlevier n
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lev•y

(ˈlɛv i)

n., pl. lev•ies, n.
1. an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force.
2. the amount owed or collected.
3. the conscription of troops.
4. the troops conscripted.
v.t.
5. to impose (a tax, fine, etc.): to levy a duty on imports.
6. to conscript (troops).
7. to start or wage (war).
v.i.
8. to seize or attach property by judicial order.
[1375–1425; late Middle English leve(e) < Middle French, n. use of feminine past participle of lever to raise; see levee2]
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Levy

 a collection together of things levied; a meeting of scholars on some matter relating to the school; a body of men assembled or enrolled.
Examples: levy of horse, 1888; of money; of school, 1857.
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levy


Past participle: levied
Gerund: levying

Imperative
levy
levy
Present
I levy
you levy
he/she/it levies
we levy
you levy
they levy
Preterite
I levied
you levied
he/she/it levied
we levied
you levied
they levied
Present Continuous
I am levying
you are levying
he/she/it is levying
we are levying
you are levying
they are levying
Present Perfect
I have levied
you have levied
he/she/it has levied
we have levied
you have levied
they have levied
Past Continuous
I was levying
you were levying
he/she/it was levying
we were levying
you were levying
they were levying
Past Perfect
I had levied
you had levied
he/she/it had levied
we had levied
you had levied
they had levied
Future
I will levy
you will levy
he/she/it will levy
we will levy
you will levy
they will levy
Future Perfect
I will have levied
you will have levied
he/she/it will have levied
we will have levied
you will have levied
they will have levied
Future Continuous
I will be levying
you will be levying
he/she/it will be levying
we will be levying
you will be levying
they will be levying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been levying
you have been levying
he/she/it has been levying
we have been levying
you have been levying
they have been levying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been levying
you will have been levying
he/she/it will have been levying
we will have been levying
you will have been levying
they will have been levying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been levying
you had been levying
he/she/it had been levying
we had been levying
you had been levying
they had been levying
Conditional
I would levy
you would levy
he/she/it would levy
we would levy
you would levy
they would levy
Past Conditional
I would have levied
you would have levied
he/she/it would have levied
we would have levied
you would have levied
they would have levied
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.levy - a charge imposed and collectedlevy - a charge imposed and collected  
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
tithe - a levy of one tenth of something
charge - financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"
2.levy - the act of drafting into military service
conscription, muster, selective service, draft - compulsory military service
Verb1.levy - impose and collect; "levy a fine"
toll - charge a fee for using; "Toll the bridges into New York City"
tithe - levy a tithe on (produce or a crop); "The wool was tithed"
reimpose - impose anew; "The fine was reimposed"
lay - impose as a duty, burden, or punishment; "lay a responsibility on someone"
mulct - impose a fine on; "he was fined for littering"
tax - levy a tax on; "The State taxes alcohol heavily"; "Clothing is not taxed in our state"
bill, charge - demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
distrain - levy a distress on
2.levy - cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
muster in, draft, enlist - engage somebody to enter the army
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levy

noun
1. tax, fee, toll, tariff, duty, assessment, excise, imposition, impost, exaction an annual motorway levy on all drivers
verb
1. impose, charge, tax, collect, gather, demand, exact Taxes should not be levied without the authority of Parliament.
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levy

verb
1. To establish and apply as compulsory:
2. To enroll compulsorily in military service:
noun
1. Compulsory enrollment in military service:
2. A compulsory contribution, usually of money, that is required for the support of a government:
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Translations
جِبايَه، تَجْنيد إجْباريمال أو جَيش مُجَنَّديَفْرِض ضَريبَه، يُجَنِّدُ جيشا
daňodvádětodvedenciodvoduložit
afgiftpålæggeskatskatteopkrævning
beszedkivetsoroz
leggja á/innheimta skatta; skrá í herskattlagning; herkvaîningskattur
rinkliava
aplikšanaapliktiesaukšanaiesauktiesaukums
odvádzať
toplamatoplamaktoplanan asker/vergi

levy

[ˈlevɪ]
A. N
1. (= act) → exacción f (de tributos); (= tax) → impuesto m
2. (Mil) → leva f
B. VT
1. (= impose) [+ tax, fine] → imponer (on a) (= collect) [+ contribution] → recaudar
2. (Mil) → reclutar
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levy

[ˈlɛvi]
ntaxe f, impôt m
vt
(= impose) [+ tax, fine] → lever
the outrageous new taxes that were levied to pay for the war → ces scandaleux nouveaux impôts qui furent levés pour payer la guerre
to levy a tax on sb → lever un impôt sur qn, imposer qn
to levy a tax on sth → lever un impôt sur qch, imposer qch
(= collect) → percevoir
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

levy

n (= act)(Steuer)einziehung for -eintreibung f; (= tax)Steuer f, → Abgaben pl; (Mil) → Aushebung f; (of supplies)Einziehung f, → Beschlagnahme f; there were 100 men in the first levy100 Männer wurden bei der ersten Aushebung eingezogen; political levy (Brit Pol) zur Unterstützung der Labour Party verwendeter Teil des Gewerkschaftsbeitrags
vt
(= raise) taxeinziehen, erheben; chargeerheben; fineauferlegen (on sb jdm); sanctionsverhängen; (Mil) army, troopsausheben; supplieseinziehen, beschlagnahmen; to levy a tax on beerBier mit einer Steuer belegen, Steuern plauf Bier erheben
(= wage) warführen (against, on gegen)
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levy

[ˈlɛvɪ]
1. n (amount) → imposta, tassa; (collection) → riscossione f
2. vt (tax, contributions) → imporre; (fine) → elevare; (army) → arruolare
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levy

(ˈlevi) verb
to raise or collect (especially an army or a tax). A tax was levied on tabacco.
nounplural ˈlevies
1. soldiers or money collected by order. a levy on imports.
2. the act of levying.
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References in classic literature ?
"We ourselves will not delay to appear among our people in that Capital and in others parts of our realm for consultation, and for the direction of all our levies, both those now barring the enemy's path and those freshly formed to defeat him wherever he may appear.
When unusual needs arose for them, such as the building of the great highways and air-lines, of canals, tunnels, subways, and fortifications, levies were made on the labor-ghettos, and tens of thousands of serfs, willy-nilly, were transported to the scene of operations.
And just now the word has gone forth that new levies are being imposed for the building of Asgard, the projected wonder-city that will far exceed Ardis when the latter is completed.* We of the Revolution will go on with that great work, but it will not be done by the miserable serfs.
ALTHOUGH I am of opinion that there would be no real danger of the consequences which seem to be apprehended to the State governments from a power in the Union to control them in the levies of money, because I am persuaded that the sense of the people, the extreme hazard of provoking the resentments of the State governments, and a conviction of the utility and necessity of local administrations for local purposes, would be a complete barrier against the oppressive use of such a power; yet I am willing here to allow, in its full extent, the justness of the reasoning which requires that the individual States should possess an independent and uncontrollable authority to raise their own revenues for the supply of their own wants.
According to Fata Secretariat, 9289 Levies soldiers performed their duties in Bajaur, Khyber Agency and Malakand agencies.
QUETTA: Case regarding the merger of Levies into Police was heard by the divisional bench of Justice Ijaz Ahmed Swati and Justice Nazeer Ahmed Langove of in Balochistan High Court.
Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) welcomes the newly gazetted environmental levies, that will affect motor vehicles, tyres and plastic bags, have come into full force.
LAHORE: Last week, the provincial cabinet decided to merge the Balochistan Levies with the police in Quetta, Gwadar and Lasbela districts.
Newly trained Levies Jawans are fortunate, for they are handed over the responsibility of maintaining country's national security and integrity.
Peshawar -- Chief Minister K-P Mahmood Khan has announced to merge Levies and Khasadar forces into police.
SHABQADAR -- The tribal paramilitary Levies and Khasadar force men continued their protest against deployment of police in the newly merged tribal districts.