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levy (s) (noun), levies (pl)
An amount of money which must be paid and that is collected by a government or some other authority: Like it or not, the governor of the state decided to impose an additional levy of tax on gasoline.
levy (verb), levies; levied; levying
1. Using a legal authority to demand and to collect a fine, a tax, etc.: The congress voted to levy an additional charge for imports.
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The city is levying a new surcharge on cigarettes.2. To seize property in accordance with a legal ruling: The court has levied the transfer of the company to a new manager.