Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of levy.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We use the word _fine_ in three senses: first, as a punishment and penalty; secondly, as a formal means of cutting off by one form the ties of another form, which we call levying a fine; and, thirdly, we use the word to signify a sum of money payable upon renewal of a lease or copyhold.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 11 (of 12)

  • Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Peter Spiro on Lieberman’s Citizenship-Stripping Legislation

  • I agree with you that the focus should have always been on the taxing authorities and the millage process, and that we should be more accustomed to accepting the fairness of an assessment system that is depoliticized and methodologically transparent, and more intent on holding our taxing bodies to account for their actions in levying, collecting, and spending tax revenues.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • This prompted company employees to conclude that rice agriculture had been established and that they could therefore begin levying taxes on it.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • Yes, that would sort of be illegal - US Constitution, Article III, Section 3, Clause 1: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

    Sound Politics: Cantwell's Campaign Co-Chair Has Some Interesting Friends

  • Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.

    Think Progress » Shame on Yoo

  • The Constitution has a very narrow definition of treason: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.

    May 2005

  • Recall that the treason clause says that "treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort."

    IsThatLegal?

  • (Article III of the Constitution says that "treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.")

    IsThatLegal?

  • What he and they called levying war was, in truth, no better than instigating murder.

    The History of Henry Esmond

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