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English definition of “levy”

levy

noun [C]  /ˈlev·i/ us  
an amount of money, such as a tax, that you have to pay to a government or organization: A levy was imposed on cotton imports.
levy
verb [T]  /ˈlev·i/ us  
Taxes and fees levied on motorists would pay for the new highway.
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