1797, in the meaning defined above
perhaps from Spanish levantar to break camp, ultimately from Latin levare
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“Levant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levant. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.
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