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Levy

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(1):

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

(2):

(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.

(3):

(n.) That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc.

(4):

(v. t.) To raise, as a siege.

(5):

(v. t.) To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.

(6):

(v. t.) 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.

(7):

(v. t.) To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.

(8):

(v. t.) To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.

(9):

(v. t.) To gather or exact; as, to levy money.

(10):

(n.) A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 12/ cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d.

(11):

(n.) The taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Levy'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/l/levy.html. 1828.

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