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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 levy /ˈlɛvi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lev·y n.; pl. Levies   A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 12½ cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lev·y, n.
 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.   --Thirlwall.
 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 , a requisition of all able-bodied men for military service.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lev·y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Levied p. pr. & vb. n. Levying.]
 1. To raise, as a siege. [Obs.] --Holland.
 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.   --Fuller.
 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.   --Shak.
 4. Law (a) To gather or exact; as, to levy money. (b) 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.] --Cowell. --Blackstone. (c) 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. --Blackstone.
 To levy war, to make or begin war; to take arms for attack; to attack.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a charge imposed and collected
      2: the act of drafting into military service [syn: levy en
      v 1: impose and collect; "levy a fine" [syn: impose]
      2: cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an
         army"; "recruit new soldiers" [syn: recruit, raise]
      [also: levied]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (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).