levy
levy 1 /'le-vē/ n pl lev·ies
1: an act of levying: as
a: the imposition or collection of a tax
b: the seizure according to a writ of execution of real or personal property in a judgment debtor's possession to satisfy a judgment debt
2: an amount levied: tax
providing for a levy of 3% on income up to $10,000 — D. Q. Posin
levy 2 vb lev·ied, levy·ing
vt
1: to impose or collect (as a tax or fine) with authority
allow it to levy stiffer penalties for some safety violationsNational Law Journal
2: to enforce or carry into effect (a writ of execution) compare attach, garnish
vi: to enforce a writ of execution or attachment; specif: to make a seizure of real or personal property in a judgment debtor's possession
they might as a last resort levy on his merchandise — J. J. White and R. S. Summers

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

levy
I noun assessment, attachment, collection, confiscation, duty, exaction, exactment, excise, gathering, impost, impressment, seizure, setting aside of specific property, tariff, tax, taxation, toll II verb affix, assess, attach, charge, collect, confiscate, conscript, demand, disseise, distrain, divest, enlist, exact, execute, force, garnish, gather, impose, inflict, lay on, muster, place, put on, raise, require, seize, set, take by force, take up, tax, usurp, wrest associated concepts: levy a tax, levy an assessment, wrongful levy III index ad valorem, assess (tax), attach (seize), charge (assess), collect (recover money), confiscate, distrain, distraint, distress (seizure), dun, duty (tax), exact, excise, excise (levy a tax), garnishment, imposition (tax), impress (procure by force), raise (collect), require (compel), requisition, sequester (seize property), sequestration, tariff (duties), tax, toll (tax), toll (exact payment)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


levy
v.
(1) To impose a tax, fee, or fine on someone; to raise or collect.
(2) To seize money or property.
(3) To begin to wage war.
n.
(1) A tax or other sum collected from people.
(2) Raising money through seizing property and selling it.
(3) The enlisting of troops; a group of enlisted soldiers.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


levy
1) To seize property to satisfy a debt or lawsuit judgment. Sometimes used as a noun to refer to the property seizure.
2) To impose or assess, as a tax.
Category: Back Taxes & Tax Debt
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Debt & Collection Agencies
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Student Loan Debt
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Foreclosure
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


levy
n.
1 A tax or penalty.
2 The state's acting of seizing and selling property to satisfy a tax or other liability.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


levy
To assess; raise; execute; exact; tax; collect; gather; take up; seize. Thus, to levy a tax; to levy a nuisance; to levy a fine; to levy war; to levy an execution, i.e., to levy or collect a sum of money on an execution.
A seizure. The obtaining of money by legal process through seizure and sale of property; the raising of the money for which an execution has been issued.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


levy
To assess; raise; execute; exact; tax; collect; gather; take up; seize. Thus, to levy a tax; to levy a nuisance; to levy a fine; to levy war; to levy an execution, i.e., to levy or collect a sum of money on an execution.
 
A seizure. The obtaining of money by legal process through seizure and sale of property; the raising of the money for which an execution has been issued.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

levy
   1) v. to seize (take) property upon a writ of execution (an order to seize property) issued by the court to pay a money judgment granted in a lawsuit. The levy is actually made by a sheriff or other official at the request of the holder of the judgment (the winner in the lawsuit), and the property will be sold at a sheriff's sale to provide money to satisfy the unpaid judgment.
   2) v. the act of a governmental legislative body, such as a board of supervisors or commissioners assessing a tax on all property, all sales, business licenses or any thing or transaction which may be taxed. Thus, the county "levies" a tax on businesses.
   3) n. the seizure of property to satisfy a judgment.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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