Crossword clues for levy
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Levy \Lev"y\, v. i. To seize property, real or personal, or subject it to the operation of an execution; to make a levy; as, to levy on property; the usual mode of levying, in England, is by seizing the goods.
To levy on goods and chattels, to take into custody or seize specific property in satisfaction of a writ.
Levy \Lev"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Levied (l[e^]v"[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Levying.]
To raise, as a siege. [Obs.]
To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.
Augustine . . . inflamed Ethelbert, king of Kent, to levy his power, and to war against them.
To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.
If they do this . . . my ransom, then, Will soon be levied.
To gather or exact; as, to levy money.
To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up; as, to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc. [Obs.]
To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.
To levy a fine, to commence and carry on a suit for assuring the title to lands or tenements.
To levy war, to make or begin war; to take arms for attack; to attack.
Levy \Lev"y\, n. [F. lev['e]e, fr. lever to raise. See Lever, and cf. Levee.]
The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc.
A levy of all the men left under sixty.
That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc. `` The Irish levies.''
(Law) The taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution.
Levy in mass [F. lev['e]e en masse], a requisition of all able-bodied men for military service.
Levy \Lev"y\ (-[y^]), n.; pl. Levies (-[i^]z). [A contr. of elevenpence or elevenpenny bit.] 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 13c., "act of raising or collecting," from Anglo-French leve, from Old French levée "act of raising," noun use of fem. past participle of lever "to raise" (see lever). Originally of taxes, later of men for armies (c.1500). Related: Levied; levying.
"an act of levying," early 15c., from Anglo-French leve, Old French levée "a raising, lifting; levying," noun use of fem. past participle of lever "to raise" (see lever).
Etymology 1 n. 1 The act of levying. 2 The tax, property or people so levied. vb. 1 To impose (a tax or fine) to collect monies due, or to confiscate property. 2 To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority. 3 To draft someone into military service. 4 To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrolment, conscription. etc. 5 To wage war. 6 To raise, as a siege. 7 (context legal English) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up. Etymology 2
n. (context US obsolete Pennsylvania Maryland Virginia English) The Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar, valued at elevenpence when the dollar was rated at seven shillings and sixpence.
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Levy, Lévy or Levies may refer to:
- Levy (surname)
- Levy's (department store), Arizona chain
- Levy County, Florida
- Levee, an artificial embankment
Levy or Lévy is most commonly a surname of Hebrew origin. It is a transliteration of the Hebrew לוי meaning "joining". Another spelling of the surname is Levi or Lévi.
The surname may refer to a family of Levite descent.
Levy can also be a surname of Scottish or Welsh origin. It is then a Highland’s shortening of the IrishMac Duinnshléibhe (anglicized Donlevy). When eastern Ireland’s kingdom of Ulaid fell to John de Courcy in 1177, many of the MacDonlevy dynasty sought asylum in the Highlands of Scotland. Variant spellings of the Scottish surname Levy are Levey, Leevy and Leavy.
Usage examples of "levy".
The cave of Adullam was his lair, whence he sallied forth to levy blackmail on the rich farmers and graziers of the neighbourhood, cutting their throats when they refused to pay.
Cuthan, Earl of Bryn, for Taras and Bru Mardan, and all their thanes, swear to defend the rights of him holding Hen Amas, to march to war under his command, to gather levies and revenues, to acknowledge him lord and sovereign over its claims and courts and to abide by his judgments in all disputes.
Appius Claudius, because he had dissuaded the law, and now with greater authority blamed the issue of a measure which had been found fault with by himself, the consul Servilius appoints dictator by the general wish of the patricians, and a levy and cessation of business are procaimed.
The result of this was that Louis XII, to whom runners had been sent by Trivulce, understanding his perilous position, hastened the departure of the French gendarmerie who were already collected to cross into Italy, sent off the bailiff of Dijon to levy new Swiss forces, and ordered Cardinal Amboise, his prime minister, to cross the Alps and take up a position at Asti, to hurry on the work of collecting the troops.
On the plain of Nehauend, Alroy met the hastily-raised levies of the Atabek of Kermanshah, and entirely routed them.
All my stolen computer files, audiocassettes, and printouts were used by the prosecution to burn Gina Corlini, Michael Levy, and Marc Wozniak.
In 1784 a tax was levied on bricks, which was not repealed until 1850.
Newbold, who had charge of a military post on the Selangor frontier in 1833, witnessed many of the atrocities perpetrated by these Bugis princes, who committed piracies, robbed, plundered, and levied contributions on the wretched Malays, without hindrance.
Wozniak and Levy have needled the FCIC itself into action, who have made busting Snakebyte their pet project.
She, her cameraman Marc Renard, soundman Jean Carron and producer Sharon Levy, along with Marshals Sergey Levorst of Russia and Chu Feng of China, Generals Erton of France, Trayner of the United States and a French paratrooper security detail were all lost on Barwhon 5 .
State could also levy reasonable charges by way of tolls for the use of such facilities as it might itself furnish for the carrying on of commerce.
He dismissed the great fleet and sent it back to Denmark, paying off its men with the biggest danegeld ever levied in England -10,500 pounds of silver from London itself and 72,000 pounds from the rest of the country.
State in which a debtor was domiciled or a bank located could levy an inheritance tax on the transfer of the debt or the deposit, notwithstanding that the creditor had his domicile in a different State.
The bill proposed that a ten dollar per passenger surcharge be levied on all domestic flights, and twenty dollars on all international flights.
Had not the Lady of the Giustiniani offered to guarantee the funds necessary for the assessments of the state, when Piero, doubtful of their resources, would have declined the position of gastaldo grande, cumbered as it was with the uncomfortable requirement that the chief should be personally responsible for all dues and taxes levied upon the traghetti?