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LEVY (Fr. levee, from lever, Lat. lev...

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 519 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LEVY (Fr. levee, from lever, Lat. levare, to lift, raise), the raising of money by the collection of an assessment, &c., a tax or compulsory contribution; also the collection of a body of men for military or other purposes. When all the able-bodied men of a nation are enrolled for service, the French term levee en masse, levy in mass, is frequently used.
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