angary /ˈaŋɡəri/


I. noun [ mass noun]

[Law] the right of a country at war to seize or destroy neutral property out of military necessity, provided that compensation is paid.
– origin late 19th cent.: from French angarie ‘chore, imposition’, from Italian or Latin angaria ‘forced service’, from Greek angareia, from angaros ‘courier’ (being liable to serve as the King’s messenger), from Persian.

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