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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
1875-1880
1875-80; < Late Latin angaria service to a lord < Greek angareía couriership, equivalent to ángaros official courier (< Old Persian) + -eia -y3
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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
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Encyclopedia Article for angary

in international law, the right of belligerents to requisition for their use neutral merchant vessels, aircraft, and other means of transport that are within their territorial jurisdiction. Generally, the right of angary should be applied only in case of pressing need in time of war, and compensation is due to the neutral owner. The right of angary has, in effect, come to be extended to cover not only land and sea transport but also any kind of neutral property under the jurisdiction of a belligerent.

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