angary

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Etymology[edit]

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 (*a-g-r-a /*angarā/, missive, letter), from Aramaic *𐡀𐡍‬𐡂𐡓‬𐡀(*ʾn‬gr‬ʾ /*ʾengarā/), form of *𐡀𐡍‬𐡂𐡓‬𐡕𐡀(*ʾn‬gr‬tʾ /*ʾengartā/), variant of 𐡀𐡂𐡓‬𐡕𐡀(ʾgr‬tʾ /ʾiggartā/), 𐡀𐡍‬𐡂𐡓𐡕‬𐡀(ʾn‬grt‬ʾ /ʾengirtā/, missive, letter; contract), from Akkadian 𒂊𒄈𒌅 (egirtu, inscribed tablet; oracle of fate, ambiguous wording; contract, bound deal), from 𒄃 (egēru, to be difficult, to be twisted or locked together; to have a twisted tongue, to be unable to speak against an order). See also Classical Syriac ܐܓܪܬܐ(ʾeggarṯā, letter, document).

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IPA(key): /ˈæŋ.ɡə.ɹi/

Noun[edit]

angary (usually uncountable, plural angaries)

  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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