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levee (LEV ee) (noun)
1. A gathering or reception organized by a person of importance, typically first thing in the morning: The governor had his annual levee on New Year’s Day.
2. An embankment or dike to prevent flooding: The engineers designed a new levee on the river after the recent devastating deluge.
levy (LEV ee) (verb)
To collect or to enlist through an order of legal authority: The mayor attempted to levy construction engineers to assist with the building of houses for the homeless.
levy (LEV ee) (noun)
An amount of money that is collected by a government agent: The town clerk was ordered to take in a levy from the local merchants in anticipation of building a new park in the city.

The town council decided to institute a new levy which would be used to reinforce the old levee by the river.

The announcement of the new levy was made at the annual mayor's levee at the recent holiday.

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.
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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.

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.
To collect or to raise money by legal authority.
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