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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]