from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 121/2 cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d.
- n. The act of levying or collecting by authority
- n. That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc.
- n. The taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution.
- intransitive v. To seize property, real or personal, or subject it to the operation of an execution; to make a levy
- transitive v. To raise, as a siege.
- transitive v. To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.
- transitive v. To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority.
- transitive v.
- transitive v. To gather or exact.
- transitive v. To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up
- transitive v. To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To raise: as, to levy a siege.
- To raise or excite; stir up; bring into action; set in motion: as, to levy war.
- To raise by force or authority; gather or collect by compulsion: as, to levy troops; to levy taxes or tolls; to levy contributions.
- In law: To commence enforcement of, as a legal process, by seizing property thereunder for the purpose of raising means for payment.
- To erect or construct: as, to levy a mill; to levy a ditch.
- To make a levy.
- n. The act of levying; the raising or collecting of anything by authority or force; compulsory satisfaction of a requirement, claim, or demand: as, to make a levy of troops or taxes.
- n. Specifically, in law, a sufficient taking of possession of chattels, and assertion of authority, by a sheriff or similar officer, under color of legal process, to render the officer liable for trespass if he be not protected by process: as, a levy upon a debtor's property.
- n. That which is levied, as a body of troops, or the amount accruing from a tax or an execution.
- n. An obsolete form of levee.
- n. A coin, the Spanish real, or eighth part of a dollar (twelve and a half cents), formerly current in the United States. Also called an elevenpenny bit. See. fip.
- n. The sum of twelve and a half cents; a “bit.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. impose and collect
- v. cause to assemble or enlist in the military
- n. a charge imposed and collected
- n. the act of drafting into military service
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BILLY MARTIN, ATTORNEY FOR THE LEVY FAMILY: ... not get into having dueling statements between the Levy family and Congressman Condit.
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