Levies



[lev-ee] /ˈlɛv i/

noun, plural levies.
1.
an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force.
2.
the amount owed or collected.
3.
the conscription of troops.
4.
the troops conscripted.
verb (used with object), levied, levying.
5.
to impose (a tax):
to levy a duty on imports.
6.
to conscript (troops).
7.
to start or wage (war).
verb (used without object), levied, levying.
8.
to seize or attach property by judicial order.
/ˈlɛvɪ/
verb (transitive) levies, levying, levied
1.
to impose and collect (a tax, tariff, fine, etc)
2.
to conscript troops for service
3.
to seize or attach (property) in accordance with the judgment of a court
noun (pl) levies
4.

5.

v.

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.
n.

“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).

noun

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[1940s+; fr Levi Strauss2 ,a mid-1800s Westerncompanythatmadeandmakessuchgarments]

(1 Kings 4:6, R.V.; 5:13), forced service. The service of tributaries was often thus exacted by kings. Solomon raised a “great levy” of 30,000 men, about two per cent. of the population, to work for him by courses on Lebanon. Adoram (12:18) presided over this forced labour service (Ger. Frohndienst; Fr. corvee).

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