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English definition of “levy”

levy

noun [C]     /ˈlev.i/
an amount of money, such as a tax, that you have to pay to a government or organization: They imposed a five percent levy on alcohol.Taxation levy     verb [T] A new tax was levied on consumers of luxury goods.Taxation
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