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[ang-guh-ree] /ˈæŋ gə ri/
noun, International Law.
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
1875-80; < Late Latin angaria service to a lord < Greek angareía couriership, equivalent to ángaros official courier (< Old Persian) + -eia -y3 Unabridged
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(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
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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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