Origin of corvée
Examples from the Web for corvee
It suggested that other slavery, which did not hide itself under the forms of conscription and corvee.
She thought he was referring obliquely to the corvee and the other thing in which her life-work was involved.
I should have been with Yankling Sahib now but for this cursed beegar (the corvee).Kim|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for corvee
Word Origin for corvée
Word Origin and History for corvee
mid-14c., "day's unpaid labor due to a lord by vassals under French feudal system" (abolished 1776), from Old French corvee (12c.), from Late Latin corrogata (opera) "requested work," from fem. past participle of Latin corrogare, from com- "with" (see com-) + rogare "to ask" (see rogation).