Levy
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Levý — Levy, Levý oder Lévy ist der Familienname folgender Personen: A Alan Levy (1932–2004), amerikanischer Journalist Albert Levy (1862–1922), Vorsitzender der Centrale für private Fürsorge, Sozialarbeiter Alexandre Levy (1864–1892), brasilianischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lévy — Levy, Levý oder Lévy ist der Familienname folgender Personen: A Alan Levy (1932–2004), amerikanischer Journalist Albert Levy (1862–1922), Vorsitzender der Centrale für private Fürsorge, Sozialarbeiter Alexandre Levy (1864–1892), brasilianischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Levy — Levy, Levý oder Lévy ist ein jüdischer Familienname. Herkunft und Bedeutung Der Name leitet sich vom israelitischen Stamm Levi ab. Varianten Levey Levi, Lewi, Lewis, Lewy Bekannte Namensträger Inhaltsverzeichnis A B …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Levy — or Lévy may refer to:*Levy County, Florida * Forced labor; see conscription or national service * An imposition of a tax * A judicial remedy where the property of a judgment debtor is seized for public sale to satisfy a monetary judgment * An… …   Wikipedia

  • levy — 1 / le vē/ n pl lev·ies 1: an act of levying: as a: the imposition or collection of a tax b: the seizure according to a writ of execution of real or personal property in a judgment debtor s possession to satisfy a judgment debt 2: an amount… …   Law dictionary

  • Levy — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Pour les articles homophones, voir Levi, Lévi (homonymie), Lévis (homonymie) et Lévy. Les Levy sont dans la religion juive et dans l Ancien… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • LÉVY — LÉVY, family of French publishers. MICHEL (1821–1875) was born in Phalsbourg, Lorraine. He studied at the Paris music conservatory, but, finding that he lacked talent, abandoned his studies and became a secondhand bookseller. Lévy first sold… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • LÉVY — LÉVY, family of musicians in mid 18th century Paris. They were probably admitted to reside in Paris by Louis XV among the limited number of merchants and representatives of liberal professions. The talented members of the family enjoyed… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 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. [1913 Webster] A levy of all the men left under sixty. Thirlwall. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] {To levy on goods and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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