levy: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lev'ē), [key]
— n., pl. v., lev•ies, lev•ied, lev•y•ing.
  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.
  1. to impose (a tax): to levy a duty on imports.
  2. to conscript (troops).
  3. to start or wage (war).
  1. to seize or attach property by judicial order.


Pronunciation: (lē'vē, lev'ē for 1 lē'vē, -vī for 2), [key]
— n.
  1. 1792–1862, U.S. naval commander.
  2. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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