v. impose fine or tax; collect payment
Crying "No taxation without representation," the colonists demonstrated against England's power to levy taxes.
All provinces have some sort of distracted driving-cellphone legislation in place, most banning texting or talking on the phone using a hand-held device, and levying fines if caught.
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I made his acquaintance in Tver when I was there on official business, and he came there for the levy of recruits.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Many persons, doubtless, both then and now, would esteem this precaution superfluous, thinking that as the Romans were a warlike people and constantly under arms, there could be no occasion for a special levy, and that it was time enough to arm when the need came.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The Bourbons left him quietly enough at the Catalans, but Napoleon returned, a special levy was made, and Fernand was compelled to join.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
We will recoup ourselves by the levy of a general rate; for private individuals cannot be expected to bear the burden of such a handsome present.
He tried to prove to the Emperor the impossibility of levying fresh troops, spoke of the hardships already endured by the people, of the possibility of failure and so forth.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context