levied levied  /ˈlɛ vid/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a charge imposed and collected
  2. (n) the act of drafting into military service
  3. (v) impose and collect
  4. (v) cause to assemble or enlist in the military

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The $100 million fine, the largest ever levied in a criminal antitrust case, was more than six times the amount of the previous record settlement.
  2. The sentence also excuses the Choctaw from paying the fees levied on all other Indian gaming establishments, which are the NIGC's sole source of revenue.

News

  1. Lakeland Mass Transit Board May Change Tax

    Board members of the city's mass transit district voted 5-0 Wednesday to eliminate a property tax, now levied in the Lakeland-Mulberry area, if voters support a proposed countywide 1-cent sales tax.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Lakeland Ledger

  2. Vito Lopez fined in Assembly sex harassment case

    A state legislative commission levied a $330,000 fine against a once-powerful assemblyman accused of groping, intimidating and manipulating young female staffers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WABC-TV New York

  3. NBA tampering fines hit Hawks, 2 other teams

    NBA tampering fines are being levied on the Atlanta Hawks, who sent a letter to potential ticket buyers  promoting its chances of signing to superstar free agents. Two other NBA teams were also fined for tampering. 
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  1. "We are specifically interested in determining whether the penalties levied are sufficient deterrents to improper behavior," Dingell said in a statement.
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: John Dingell Source: Reuters

  2. "That hearing confirmed the concerns raised by many members of the public: that this penalty levied on these agents is excessive and that they deserve the immediate exercise of your executive clemency powers," Feinstein and Cornyn wrote Bush.
    on Jul 22, 2007 By: John Cornyn Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "The recent penalties levied by CPSC send a strong message that failing to report potential hazards is illegal," CPSC Chairman Hal Stratton said in a statement. "Companies need to understand that the quicker they report product safety...
    on Apr 12, 2005 By: Hal Stratton Source: CNN

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