• the Levying of The Tax: The Taxpayer in The Scribe's Office
    the Levying of The Tax: The Taxpayer in The Scribe's Office
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v levy cause to assemble or enlist in the military "raise an army","recruit new soldiers"
    • v levy impose and collect "levy a fine"
    • n levy the act of drafting into military service
    • n levy a charge imposed and collected
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Levying the Tax: The Taxpayer in The Hands of The Exactors Levying the Tax: The Taxpayer in The Hands of The Exactors
Levying the Tax: The Bastinado Levying the Tax: The Bastinado
Quebec from Levi Quebec from Levi
de Levis de Levis

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The YKK on the zipper of your Levis stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the worlds largest zipper manufacturer
    • n Levy A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 121/2 cents), valued at eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d.
    • Levy That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc. "The Irish levies ."
    • Levy The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy of troops, taxes, etc. "A levy of all the men left under sixty."
    • Levy (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 (Law) 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.
    • Levy (Law) To gather or exact; as, to levy money.
    • Levy 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 ."
    • Levy To raise, as a siege.
    • Levy 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."
    • v. i Levy 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.
    • Levy (Law) To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Levi Strauss blue jeans with copper rivets were priced at $13.50 per dozen in 1874.
    • n Levy The act of levying; the raising or collecting of anything by authority or force; compulsory satisfaction of a requirement, claim, or demand: as, to make a levy of troops or taxes.
    • n Levy Specifically, in law, a sufficient taking of possession of chattels, and assertion of authority, by a sheriff or similar officer, under color of legal process, to render the officer liable for trespass if he be not protected by process: as, a levy upon a debtor's property.
    • n Levy That which is levied, as a body of troops, or the amount accruing from a tax or an execution.
    • Levy To raise: as, to levy a siege.
    • Levy To raise or excite; stir up; bring into action; set in motion: as, to levy war.
    • Levy To raise by force or authority; gather or collect by compulsion: as, to levy troops; to levy taxes or tolls; to levy contributions.
    • Levy In law: To commence enforcement of, as a legal process, by seizing property thereunder for the purpose of raising means for payment.
    • Levy To erect or construct: as, to levy a mill; to levy a ditch.
    • Levy To make a levy.
    • n Levy An obsolete form of levee.
    • n Levy A coin, the Spanish real, or eighth part of a dollar (twelve and a half cents), formerly current in the United States. Also called an elevenpenny bit. See. fip.
    • n Levy The sum of twelve and a half cents; a “bit.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Levi's 501 jeans got its number from its original stock number in the first Levi's store.
    • v.t Levy lev′i to raise: to collect by authority, as an army or a tax
    • pr.p Levy lev′ying; pa.t. and pa.p. lev′ied
    • n Levy the act of collecting by authority: the troops so collected
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  • William Shakespeare
    “After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst. Nor steel nor poison, malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing can touch him further.”
  • Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
    “Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.”
  • Austin O'Malley
    “In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. levée, fr. lever, to raise. See Lever, and cf. Levee


In literature:

They were preparing a remonstranace against the levying of tonnage and poundage without consent of parliament.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
He had reached home late on the preceding evening, and at the moment of Mr. Levy's call was in his dressing-room.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Ten legions were levied, a greater army than had ever been raised before.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
In the action which she then took, Mississippi certainly had no purpose to levy war against the United States, or any of them.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
It may levy any new taxes, other than new Customs Duties.
"Home Rule" by Harold Spender
Again, the fool-hardy enthusiasm of the raw levies overcame the difficulty.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Levi went back to his former line of argument.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
He was an artillery-sergeant of Levis's army; and that army, twelve thousand strong, was close to the gates of Quebec.
"Fort Amity" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Here, also, they were joined by a hundred men of the native levies.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
Master's name was Levi Dawson, and his plantation was 18 miles east of Greenville, North Carolina.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various

In poetry:

All his ships he gathered,
Summoned all his forces,
Making his war levy
In the region round;
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XVI. -- Queen Thuri And " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Feigning Age will not delay it--
When the reckoning comes we'll pay it,
Own our mirth
Has been worth
All the forfeit light or heavy
Wintry Time and Fortune levy.
"Gaudeamus Igitur" by Margaret Louisa Woods
--Ah flag of shame and woe!
For not by these who go,
Scythe-men and club-men, foot and hunger-worn,
These levies raw and rude,
Can England be subdued,
Or that ancestral throne from its foundations torn!
"The Ballad Of King Monmouth" by Francis Turner Palgrave
He emptied it out on the clean kitchen floor
And took a good look at the clothes he once wore.
Yes there was the hat, stained with sweat and with grease
And some faded worn Levis that bagged at the knees.
"His Old Clothes" by Bruce Kiskaddon
Teacher of teachers! Priest of priests! from Thee
The sweet strong prayer
Must rise, to free
First Levi, then all Israel, from the snare.
Thou art our Moses out of sight -
Speak for us, or we perish quite.
"Fifth Sunday After Easter - Rogation Sunday" by John Keble
What female form bends hitherward her steps,
Of royal port she seems; perhaps some friends,
Rais'd by the guardian care of bounteous Heav'n
To prop the falling house of Levi. -- Soft,
I'll listen unperceiv'd; these trees will hide me.
"Moses In The Bulrushes. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More

In news:

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones are, from left to right, Victor Wooten, Bela Fleck , Howard Levy, and Futureman.
Rose Levy Beranbaum is the author of the excellent "The Cake Bible," but this recipe is from another of her books, "Rose's Celebrations".
Romanian witches ' frighten ' lawmakers into voting against levy.
The settlement then known as Robinsonville grew up around brothers John and Levi Robinson's homesteads.
Yasuda speaks with Bloomberg's Ari levy.
My Führer Directed by Dani Levy First Run Features Opens August 14, Quad Cinema.
Issue 82, a trash levy renewal and increase, passed by a narrow margin today.
The levy passed with 51 percent of the vote, receiving 3049 votes while 2946 votes were cast against the levy.
View full size The city of Seven Hills needs a levy to pass so that it can continue to collect garbage.
On Nov 6 residents will vote on a tax levy that will allow the city to continue to provide that service.
JEFFERSON CITY — A special assessment of $5,000 was levied on disloyalists in Boonville and $15,000 on rebel sympathizers in Lexington under orders issued by Brig.
Mapp has divided her marvelous cast into The Americans (herself, Levi Gonzalez, and Kayvon Pourazar).
Anyone who has met Levi knows him to be a hard-working businessman, a dedicated family man and a leader who appreciates the stable way of life of Central New York and who wants to see it grow and endure.
25 Zoltan Kodaly Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Yoel Levi Buy Now.
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai said in June that voter ID would help Romney win… (MARC LEVY / Associated Press ).

In science:

I N , and that the L´evy kernel K N (x, dy ) is given for x ∈ I N .
Structure of large random hypergraphs
We remark that the same proof applies when the L´evy kernels K N have a measurable dependence on the time parameter t, sub ject to obvious modifications and to each hypothesis holding uniformly in t ≤ t0 .
Structure of large random hypergraphs
Let L be the Levi subgroup of some parabolic subgroup of G.
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
Let P be a parabolic subgroup P of G with Levi subgroup L.
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
Let P ′ be a parabolic subgroup of G which has G(J ) as a Levi subgroup and satisfies ϑP ′ϑ−1 = P ′ .
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II