• (n.) A name formerly given in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia
to the Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar (or 12/ cents), valued at
eleven pence when the dollar was rated at 7s. 6d.
• (n.) The act of levying or collecting by authority; as, the levy
of troops, taxes, etc.
• (n.) That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc.
• (n.) The taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy
judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by
• (v. t.) To raise, as a siege.
• (v. t.) To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army
by enrollment, conscription, etc.
• (v. t.) To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority;
as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.
• (v. t.) To gather or exact; as, to levy money.
• (v. t.) 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.
• (v. t.) To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.
• (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.