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a charge usually of money collected by the government from people or businesses for public use
  • the legislators approved a new levy on imported cattle to help protect American ranchers

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1 to pick especially for required military service
  • unprepared for war, the government was forced to levy young citizens on a scale that was unprecedented in its history

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2 to establish or apply as a charge or penalty
  • the baseball commissioner levied a fine against every player involved in the fracas

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The first known use of levy was in the 13th century

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“Levy.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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