Levying war

LEVYING WAR, crim. law. The assembling of a body of men for the purpose of effecting by force a treasonable object; and all who perform any part however minute, or however remote from the scene of action, and who are leagued in the general conspiracy, are considered as engaged in levying war, within the meaning of the constitution. 4 Cranch R. 473-4; Const. art. 3, s. 3. Vide Treason; Fries' Trial; Pamphl. This is a technical term, borrowed from the English law, and its meaning is the same as it is when used in stat. 25 Ed. III.; 4 Cranch's R. 471; U. S. v. Fries, Pamphl. 167; Hall's Am. Law Jo. 351; Burr's Trial; 1 East, P. C. 62 to 77; Alis. Cr. Law of Scotl. 606; 9 C. & P. 129.

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Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
He came once to Mycenae, not as an enemy but as a guest, in company with Polynices to recruit his forces, for they were levying war against the strong city of Thebes, and prayed our people for a body of picked men to help them.
Under Article III of the Constitution, treason against the United States "shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
Use of a military force for that purpose would be "an overt act of levying war against the United States.
The Treason Act 1795 includes anyone plotting the death of the Sovereign, levying war against the Monarch, insulting the Monarch and spying for an alien state during wartime.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
He will say sleeping with the wife of the heir to the throne should no longer be considered treason, along with plotting the sovereign's death, "violating" the sovereign's wife or eldest unmarried daughter, levying war against the sovereign and helping the sovereign's enemies.
Mr Zakaev vigorously defended himself against the allegations on which Russia is seeking to extradite him, including levying war and at least 302 murders.
Also hanged that day were Patrick Doyle, 29, Bernard Ryan, 20, Frank Flood, 19, and Thomas Bryan, 24, accused of high treason and levying war against King George V after an attempted ambush of British soldiers on the outskirts of Dublin in January 1921.
He too was charged, in February 1921, with high treason and levying war against the King following the attempted ambush at Drumcondra on January 21, 1921.
A number of witnesses were called, some of whom testified as to Burr's intent, but none could place him at Blennerhassett Island on December 10 or 11, 1806--the dates on which, the government claimed, he had assembled troops for the purpose of levying war on the United States.
Constitution concerning treason: "Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.