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 for levy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Levy \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.
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     To levy on goods and chattels, to take into custody or
        seize specific property in satisfaction of a writ.
        [1913 Webster] Levyne

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Levy \Lev"y\, n. [F. lev['e]e, fr. lever to raise. See Lever,
     and cf. Levee.]
     1. The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the
        levy of troops, taxes, etc.
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              A levy of all the men left under sixty. --Thirlwall.
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     2. That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc. "
        The Irish levies." --Macaulay.
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     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.
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     Levy in mass [F. lev['e]e en masse], a requisition of all
        able-bodied men for military service.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Levy \Lev"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Levied (l[e^]v"[i^]d); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Levying.]
     1. To raise, as a siege. [Obs.] --Holland.
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     2. To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army
        by enrollment, conscription, etc.
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              Augustine . . . inflamed Ethelbert, king of Kent, to
              levy his power, and to war against them. --Fuller.
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     3. To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority;
        as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.
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              If they do this . . . my ransom, then,
              Will soon be levied.                  --Shak.
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     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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Levy \Lev"y\ (-[y^]), n.; pl. Levies (-[i^]z). [A contr. of
     elevenpence or elevenpenny bit.]
     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  200 Moby Thesaurus words for "levy":
     angary, annex, annexation, annexure, ask, ask for, assess,
     assessment, attach, attachment, beat the drums, blackmail, boot,
     bugle call, burden with, call, call for, call to arms, call up,
     call-up, catchword, cess, challenge, charge, charge for, claim,
     clamor for, clarion, clarion call, collectivization, collectivize,
     commandeer, commandeering, communalization, communalize,
     communization, communize, compulsory military service, confiscate,
     confiscation, conscience money, conscript, conscription,
     contribution, cry for, demand, demand for, detach,
     detach for service, direct tax, distrain, distraint, distress,
     draft, draft call, drafted man, draftee, drafting, drain, duty,
     eminent domain, enjoin, enlist, enlistee, enlistment, enroll,
     enrollee, enrollment, exact, exaction, execution, exhortation,
     expropriate, expropriation, extort, extortion, extortionate demand,
     fasten upon, freight with, garnish, garnishment, go for broke,
     graduated taxation, gung ho, heavy demand, impose, impose on,
     impose upon, imposition, impost, impound, impoundment, impress,
     impressment, indent, indirect tax, induct, inductee, induction,
     inflict on, inflict upon, insistent demand, issue an ultimatum,
     join, joint return, lay, lay on, list, make a demand,
     make dutiable, mobilization, mobilize, muster, muster in,
     nationalization, nationalize, nonnegotiable demand, notice, order,
     order up, place, place an order, press, pro rata, progressive tax,
     prorate, put, put down, put in requisition, put on, put upon,
     raise, rally, rallying cry, raw recruit, rebel yell, recruit,
     recruiting, recruitment, replevin, replevy, require, requirement,
     requisition, right of angary, rookie, rush, rush order,
     saddle with, screw, selectee, selective service, separate returns,
     sequester, sequestrate, sequestration, set, sign on, sign up,
     single tax, slogan, socialization, socialize, stick for,
     subject to, summon, summons, supertax, surtax, tariff, task, tax,
     tax base, tax dodging, tax evasion, tax exemption, tax return,
     tax structure, tax withholding, tax-exempt status, taxable income,
     taxation, taxing, tenderfoot, tithe, toll, trainee, tribute,
     trumpet call, ultimatum, war cry, war whoop, warn, warning,
     watchword, weight down with, withholding tax, wrest, wring,
     yoke with
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Levy
     (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).
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LEVY, practice. A seizure (q.v.) the raising of the money for which an 
  execution has been issued. 
       2. In order to make a valid levy on personal property, the sheriff must 
  have it within his power and control, or at least within his view, and if, 
  having it so, he makes a levy upon it, it will be good if followed up 
  afterwards within a reasonable time, by his taking possession in such 
  manner as to apprize everybody of the fact of its having been taken into 
  execution. 3 Rawle R. 405-6; 1 Whart. 377; 2 S. & R. 142; 1 Wash C. C. R. 
  29; 6 Watts, 468; 1 Whart. 116. The usual mode of making levy upon real 
  estate, is to describe the land which has been seised under the execution, 
  by metes and bounds, as in a deed of conveyance. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3391. 
       3. It is a general rule, that when a sufficient levy has been made, the 
  officer cannot make a second. 12 John. R. 208; 8 Cowen, R. 192. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Levy -- U.S. County in Florida
     Population (2000):    34450
     Housing Units (2000): 16570
     Land area (2000):     1118.379664 sq. miles (2896.589908 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    293.940133 sq. miles (761.301417 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1412.319797 sq. miles (3657.891325 sq. km)
     Located within:       Florida (FL), FIPS 12
     Location:             29.330144 N, 82.707810 W
     Headwords:
      Levy
      Levy, FL
      Levy County
      Levy County, FL
  

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