Definition of angary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaŋɡəri/


[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.


Late 19th century: 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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