follow Dictionary.com

9 Grammatical Pitfalls

angary

[ang-guh-ree] /ˈæŋ gə ri/
noun, International Law.
1.
the right of a belligerent state to seize and use the property of neutrals for purposes of warfare, subject to payment of full compensation.
Origin of angary
1875-1880
1875-80; < Late Latin angaria service to a lord < Greek angareía couriership, equivalent to ángaros official courier (< Old Persian) + -eia -y3
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for angary

angary

/ˈæŋɡərɪ/
noun
1.
(international law) the right of a belligerent state to use the property of a neutral state or to destroy it if necessary, subject to payment of full compensation to the owners
Word Origin
C19: from French angarie, from Late Latin angaria enforced service, from Greek angareia office of a courier, from angaros courier, of Persian origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for angary

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for angary

10
11
Scrabble Words With Friends