angary

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From French angarie, from Late Latin angaria (forced service) from Ancient Greek ἀγγαρεία (angareía, the office of a courier or messenger), from ἄγγαρος (ángaros, courier), from Old Persian *𐎠𐎥𐎼𐎠 (*angarā, missive, letter), from Aramaic *𐡀𐡍‬𐡂𐡓‬𐡀(*’engarā), form of *𐡀𐡍‬𐡂𐡓‬𐡕𐡀(*’engartā), variant of 𐡀𐡂𐡓‬𐡕𐡀(’iggartā), 𐡀𐡍‬𐡂𐡓𐡕‬𐡀(’engirtā, missive, letter), from Akkadian [script needed] (egirtu, inscribed tablet), from [script needed] (egēru, to be difficult). See also Classical Syriac ܐܓܪܬܐ(ˀeggarṯā, letter, document).

Noun[edit]

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angary (uncountable)

  1. The right of one belligerent (government) in a conflict to seize, use or destroy the property of another belligerent or neutral state, or the private citizens thereof, provided compensation is paid.

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