angary

['aŋgəri]
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
C19: from Fr. angarie 'chore, imposition', from Ital. or L. angaria 'forced service', from Gk angareia, from angaros 'courier' (being liable to serve as the King's messenger), from Pers.

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  • Angary — (Lat. jus angariae ; Fr. droit d angarie ; Ger. Angarie ; from the Gr. polytonic|ἀγγαρεία, (angaria) , the office of an polytonic|ἄγγαρος, courier or messenger), the name given to the right of a belligerent (most commonly, a government or other… …   Wikipedia

  • angary — [aŋ′gə rē] n. [LL angaria, enforced service < Gr angareia, impressment for the public service < angaros, a mounted courier; prob. < OPers term] International Law the right of a belligerent to use or destroy a neutral s property if… …   English World dictionary

  • angary — /ang geuh ree/, n. Internat. 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. [1875 80; < LL angaria service to a lord < Gk angareía couriership,… …   Universalium

  • angary — noun The right of a government etc., in time of war, to seize, use or destroy property of a belligerent or neutral state, provided compensation is paid …   Wiktionary

  • angary — n. right to seize property in a state of emergency (i.e. war) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • angary — an·ga·ry …   English syllables

  • angary — /ˈæŋgəri/ (say angguhree) 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. {Latin angaría forced service (to a lord), from Greek… …   Australian English dictionary

  • angary —   n. right of belligerent to take or destroy property of neutral, subject to compensation …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • angary — Right of a belligerent to take the property of a neutral for use …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • angary — n. Law the right of a belligerent (subject to compensation for loss) to seize or destroy neutral property under military necessity. Etymology: F angarie ult. f. Gk aggareia f. aggaros courier …   Useful english dictionary

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