To levy a fine
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]

Augustine . . . inflamed Ethelbert, king of Kent, to levy his power, and to war against them. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

3. To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions. [1913 Webster]

If they do this . . . my ransom, then, Will soon be levied. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • To levy war — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

  • fine — A pecuniary punishment or penalty imposed by lawful tribunal upon person convicted of crime or misdemeanor. See e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. No. 3571. It may include a forfeiture or penalty recoverable in a civil action, and, in criminal convictions, may be… …   Black's law dictionary

  • fine — A pecuniary punishment or penalty imposed by lawful tribunal upon person convicted of crime or misdemeanor. See e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. No. 3571. It may include a forfeiture or penalty recoverable in a civil action, and, in criminal convictions, may be… …   Black's law dictionary

  • fine — I adj. fine to + inf. (it s fine to reduce taxes, but the deficit will be increased) II n. 1) to impose, levy a fine on smb. 2) (colloq.) to slap a fine on smb. 3) to pay a fine 4) a heavy, stiff fine 5) a mandatory fine 6) a fine for (a fine for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fine — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. penalty, forfeit, amercement. v. t. amerce, mulct, penalize. See punishment. adj. pure, superior, admirable, excellent; small, tiny, slender, flimsy, delicate; worthy, estimable; skilled,… …   English dictionary for students

  • levy — lev•y [[t]ˈlɛv i[/t]] n. pl. lev•ies, 1) cvb an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force 2) cvb the amount owed or collected 3) cvb the conscription of troops 4) cvb the troops conscripted 5) cvb to impose (a tax, fine, etc.):… …   From formal English to slang

  • Levy Restaurants — is a restaurant franchise company based in Chicago specializing in providing premium quality vending and food services to major entertainment and sports venues. It is a unit of Compass Group, and was founded in 1978. It operates 95 foodservice… …   Wikipedia

  • LEVY, MOSES — (c. 1665–1728), New York merchant and landowner. Levy arrived from England sometime before 1695. In that year he was made a freeman of the city, enabling him to embark on a noteworthy mercantile career and became probably the most prominent and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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