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Definition of "levy" []

  • To impose or collect (a tax, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To draft into military service. (verb-transitive)
  • To declare and wage (a war). (verb-transitive)
  • To confiscate property, especially in accordance with a legal judgment. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or process of levying. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "levy" in a sentence
  • ""In the end it all flows from prize money and the levy is the key contributor to prize money.""
  • "According to the group's charter, the decline in the levy is attributable to bookmakers exploiting loopholes in the existing legislation, such as moving their operations offshore and utilizing thresholds designed for small businesses to avoid paying levy."
  • "The chancellor should drop his hyperbole about banks making a "fair contribution": the levy is a gentle measure."