1. The act of levying.
  2. The tax, property or people so levied.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. The Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar, valued at elevenpence when the dollar was rated at seven shillings and sixpence.


  1. To impose (a tax or fine) to collect monies due, or to confiscate property
    to levy a tax
  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. To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up.
    to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc.

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