corvee

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See also: corvée

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From French corvée, from Medieval Latin corrogāta, based on Latin corrogāre (to entreat together).

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corvee (countable and uncountable, plural corvees)

  1. Unpaid labor required by a feudal lord.
  2. Labor, especially for roads or dams, in lieu of taxes.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French corvée, from Middle French corvee, from Old French corvee, from Medieval Latin corveda, from corrogata in corrogata opera.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔrˈveː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cor‧vee
  • Rhymes: -eː

Noun[edit]

corvee f or n (uncountable)

  1. household chores, especially at a camp or barracks
  2. (historical) corvee labour

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