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Levy, Lévy or Levies may refer to:

Military organizations[edit]

A levy, or levies, is/are a military force raised ("levied") in a particular manner. Typically this means units raised by conscription, but not always. In the British Empire, levies were units raised by local officials for local tasks, typically for local order and security.

  • Conscript forces
    • Feudal levies a form of medieval conscription
    • Shire levy, a means of military recruitment in medieval England
    • Levée en masse, mass conscript armies, especially that of Revolutionary France

Compulsory government measures[edit]

  • To force someone into military or national service by means of conscription
  • A legal action, where property of a judgment debtor is taken for public sale to satisfy a monetary judgment
  • An imposition of a fine
  • To take money in order to pay off a tax liability
  • To wage war
  • The statutory levy collected from bookmakers in the UK by the Horserace Betting Levy Board
  • Private copying levy, a tax on recordable media typically allocated to the developers of "content"

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