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To levy war

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To levy war to make or begin war; to take arms for attack; to attack.
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Usage

In literature:

But those who were disposed to levy war against Charles the Second were certainly a minority.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
War is levied to accomplish it.
"The Great Conspiracy, Part 3." by John Alexander Logan
Preparations were at once made to levy troops and wage war against Philip's forces in the Netherlands.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
To conspire to levy war and actually to levy war, are distinct offences.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
Then the levy began to proceed, and preparations for war began to be made with the concurrence of all ranks.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
Master Loomis's mother was dead, and the master himself, seeing there was a new levy of troops, was now going to the war.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
Treason against the United States is "levying war against them," or "adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
Here a large army was assembled, made up in part of new levies, whose training in the art of war was given to the care of Maximin.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Armies have been raised, war is levied to accomplish it.
"Key-Notes of American Liberty" by Various
It was the business of the governor to wage war and of the intendant to levy taxes.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
The duke was therefore commanded to levy war on the refractory people, and reduce them to submission.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Her supporters were trying to take his crown from him, and she herself was attempting to escape abroad and levy war upon him.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
Treason against the State shall consist only in levying war against it, or adhering to its enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
"Constitution of the State of North Carolina and Copy of the Act of the General Assembly Entitled An Act to Amend the Constitution of the State of North Carolina" by North Carolina
An Irish army was to be levied to assist in the coming war.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
I come to my native place to make levies for a new war; and besides I bring you a letter from the grand hetman, Sapyeha.
"The Deluge, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Where, asked Marshall, was the evidence that Burr had assembled an army to levy war on the United States?
"The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4" by Albert J. Beveridge
Treason against the State shall consist only in levying war against it, adhering to its enemies, or giving them aid and comfort.
"History of the State of California" by John T. Frost
Once supplied with money, Edward had to turn his attention to raising levies for the war.
"Life of Edward the Black Prince" by Louise Creighton
M^r King no line can be drawn between levying war and adhering to enemy ag^{st} the U.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, Volume II (of 2)" by James Madison
Up to 1916 they imposed no new taxation at all, and in that year they proposed a war increment levy.
"Current History, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1918" by Various
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In news:

1861 – To help pay for the Civil War, the US government levies its first income tax (More info).
Then the British went to war with France and levied taxes against the colonies in order to pay for it.
" Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.".
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