1. (n.) The act of collecting by authority; as, the levy of taxes\.

2. (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.

3. (n.) That which is levied, as an army, force, tribute, etc.

4. (n.) The taking or seizure of property on executions to satisfy judgments, or on warrants for the collection of taxes; a collecting by execution.

5. (v. t.) To raise, as a siege.

6. (v. t.) To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.

7. (v. t.) To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.

8. (v. t.) To gather or exact; as, to levy money.

9. (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.

10. (v. t.) To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.

11. (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.

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