Lev´y   Pronunciation: lĕv´ĭd
n.1.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.
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.
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.
v. t.1.To raise, as a siege.
[imp. & p. p. Levied (lĕv"ĭd); p. pr. & vb. n. Levying.]
2.To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.
3.To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.
4.(Law) To gather or exact; as, to levy money.
To levy a fine
to commence and carry on a suit for assuring the title to lands or tenements.
To levy war
to make or begin war; to take arms for attack; to attack.
- Blackstone.
v. i.1.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.
Noun1.Levylevy - a charge imposed and collected
2.levy - the act of drafting into military service
Synonyms: levy en masse
Verb1.levy - impose and collect; "levy a fine"
Synonyms: impose
2.levy - cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
Synonyms: recruit, raise

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.

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