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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
capital levy
▪ This looks after the maintenance and levies an annual charge which is divided among the owners proportionately.
▪ In addition some clubs levy a service charge for infants payable in resort.
▪ Bravo levies a transaction charge for each booking, starting at £1.80 to a maximum of £3.30.
▪ It was the first deaf club in the country to levy an annual subscription charge.
▪ Traditionally, the law centres have not levied any charges on those using the service.
▪ We would levy the charge at 1 percent above the Bank base rate prevailing for the relevant period.
▪ Central government may encourage local governments to raise more tax revenue by introducing new taxes, levying charges or borrowing.
▪ Any request for a change to a confirmed meal plan will result in us having to levy a booking alteration fee.
▪ All levy a nominal admission fee.
▪ But instead of levying fines, prosecuting plant officials or revoking their licenses, the agency only wrote threatening letters to trustees.
▪ What would be the effect if the tax were levied solely on wage income?
▪ Secondly, it prohibited local authorities from levying supplementary rates.
▪ However, that is not a good reason for trying to levy high tax rates that no-one can enforce.
▪ The tax would be levied at a rate of 15 percent on petrol and 18 percent on diesel oil.
▪ The parishes were required to levy rates to provide for the relief of the poor.
▪ These are normally levied on fixed-#rate, discount and capped-rate deals.
▪ Hatfield and Totteridge were separate places and the one could not levy rates for the other.
▪ Today, these taxes are still levied by many Third World governments because they are straight forward to collect and hard to evade.
▪ A 10 percent tax is levied on every hotel transaction.
▪ However, there was to be a government-imposed profit ceiling above which a 100 percent tax would be levied.
▪ It is expected to include a wish-list of cuts in tax and welfare levies, many of them politically unachievable.
▪ If lump sum taxes are straight forward to levy and cheap to administer, the first course is the best.
▪ Payroll taxes are levied only on wages and salaries-not profits, interest, dividends, or capital gains.
▪ Whereas rates were levied on property, the poll tax will be levied on individuals.
▪ The tax would be levied at a rate of 15 percent on petrol and 18 percent on diesel oil.
▪ A separate Cancellation Charge will be levied in respect of bookings cancelled in accordance with paragraph 4.
▪ However it does not levy a general sales tax; sales taxes are the bread and butter of most state governments.
▪ If the government wishes to raise tax revenue in order to subsidize the poor, it should levy a tax on films.
▪ Official scorers levy the errors, but their standards are no less disparate than any other group of 50 people.
▪ Payroll taxes are levied only on wages and salaries-not profits, interest, dividends, or capital gains.
▪ Tax was levied on the land regardless of crop yield, and an average family could hardly break even.
▪ Taxes are not levied on the young to pay for the old.
▪ Taxes should be designed to encourage greater effort and levied only when wealth is achieved.
▪ The 1999 net tax levy for all properties is $ 1,223,789.
▪ As the hon. Member for Stretford said, Labour would impose a training levy of 0.5 percent. of the payroll.
▪ It may impose levies and mandate subsidies for environmentally or socially desirable reasons.
▪ A half-speed recorder would effectively halve the rate of tax that consumers would pay, should a levy be introduced.
▪ Those who undertake little or no training would pay the highest levy.
▪ The Life Companies shall pay a levy of £10,000 perannum for each appointed representative they employ.
▪ Independent financial advisers shall pay a levy of £5,000 for each independent financial adviser they employ.
▪ This trade had enabled the Kurds to raise a levy to pay for food and medicines.
▪ Whereas if he raised it through a levy on Copts that would be wildly popular with everyone else.
▪ To raise major levies, King Edward's leave would have to be sought by Earl Siward.
▪ Cuts in personal and business taxation and social insurance levies are a top priority, to revive weak investment.
▪ Employers with a payroll of £45,000 or less will be exempt from the levy.
▪ He is planning a new levy of 15 cents a month from each union member, to be spent on political campaigns.
▪ In poll-capped Brent, where the levy and average bills only increased by 4%, the swing against Labour was 7.3%.
▪ It will be funded principally by the levy.
▪ Whether the penny-a-pound levy would force growers out of business is a matter of dispute.
▪ Wolsey met the first crisis by ordering the levy of a forced loan.
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.]

  1. To raise, as a siege. [Obs.]

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. (Law)

    1. To gather or exact; as, to levy money.

    2. 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.]

    3. 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.]

  1. The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc.

    A levy of all the men left under sixty.

  2. That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc. `` The Irish levies.''

  3. (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.

  1. n. a charge imposed and collected

  2. the act of drafting into military service [syn: levy en masse]

  3. v. impose and collect; "levy a fine" [syn: impose]

  4. cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers" [syn: recruit, raise]

  5. [also: levied]

Levy -- U.S. County in Florida
Population (2000): 34450
Housing Units (2000): 16570
Land area (2000): 1118.379664 sq. miles (2896.589908 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 293.940133 sq. miles (761.301417 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1412.319797 sq. miles (3657.891325 sq. km)
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 29.330144 N, 82.707810 W
Levy, FL
Levy County
Levy County, FL

Levy, Lévy or Levies may refer to:

  • Levy (surname)
  • Levy's (department store), Arizona chain
  • Levy County, Florida
  • Levee, an artificial embankment
Levy (surname)

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?