angary

[ ang-guh-ree ]
/ ˈæŋ gə ri /

noun International Law.

the right of a belligerent state to seize and use the property of neutrals for purposes of warfare, subject to payment of full compensation.

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Origin of angary

1875–80; < Late Latin angaria service to a lord < Greek angareía couriership, equivalent to ángaros official courier (< Old Persian) + -eia -y3
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angary
/ (ˈæŋɡərɪ) /

noun

international law the right of a belligerent state to use the property of a neutral state or to destroy it if necessary, subject to payment of full compensation to the owners

Word Origin for angary

C19: from French angarie, from Late Latin angaria enforced service, from Greek angareia office of a courier, from angaros courier, of Persian origin
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