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Levy
Levy, Lévy or Levies may refer to: Levy (surname) Levy Restaurants Levy's (department store), Arizona chain Levy, Missouri, a community in the United States

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Levy, Lévy or Levies may refer to:

  • Levy (surname)
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Levy's (department store), Arizona chain
  • Levy, Missouri, a community in the United States
  • Levy County, Florida, a county in Florida
  • Levee, an artificial embankment
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  • 1 Military organizations
  • 2 Compulsory government measures
  • 3 Other uses
  • 4 See also
Military organizations

A levy (plural levies) is 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
  • Locally raised forces within the British Empire
    • Aden Protectorate Levies (became Federal Regular Army of the South Arabian Federation, which then became the army of the People's Republic of South Yemen)
    • Iraq Levies
    • Kachin Levies
    • Pakistan Levies
      • Balochistan Levies
      • Malakand Levies
      • Swat Levies
      • Dir Levies
    • Trucial Oman Levies (became Union Defence Force of the UAE)
Compulsory government measures
  • To force someone into military or national service by means of conscription
    • Feudal levies a form of medieval conscription
    • Shire levy, a means of military recruitment in medieval England
  • 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"
Other uses
  • 3673 Levy, an asteroid
  • Léon & Lévy, 1864 founded firm in Paris specialized in stereoscopic views and postcards
  • Henry S. Levy and Sons, Brooklyn bakery
  • Michel Lévy Frères, a Parisian publishing house established in 1836
  • USS Levy (DE-162), destroyer escort
  • Levy Fidelix, Brazilian conservative politician, businessman and journalist
See also
  • Clan MacLea/Livingstone
  • Levi (disambiguation)
  • Levin (disambiguation)
  • Levee (disambiguation)
  • Justice Levy (disambiguation)
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