levy en masse
levée en masse\" or lə¦vā-\ or
levy in mass
Definition of levy en masse
levies en massealso
levées en masseor
levies in mass
: the spontaneous act of the people of a territory not yet occupied by an enemy force of taking up arms for self-defense upon the approach of an enemy without having had time to organize in accordance with recognized rules of warfare
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Origin and Etymology of levy en masse
levy en masse & levy in mass translation of French levée en masse, from levée levy + en masse; levée en masse from French
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