Levy in mass
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. That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc. `` The Irish levies.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Levy in mass} [F. lev['e]e en masse], a requisition of all able-bodied men for military service. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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