corvée

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French corvée.

Noun[edit]

corvée (plural corvées)

  1. Alternative form of corvee

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin corrogāta [opera], from the feminine past participle of Latin corrogō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

corvée f (plural corvées)

  1. corvee (labour due to a feudal lord; labour on roads)
  2. drudgery, chore
  3. (military) fatigue

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