unpaid labor for one day, as on the repair of roads, exacted by a feudal lord.
an obligation imposed on inhabitants of a district to perform services, as repair of roads, bridges, etc., for little or no remuneration.
Origin: 1300–50;Middle English < Middle French < Late Latincorrogāta contribution, collection, noun use of feminine of Latincorrogātus (past participle of corrogāre to collect by asking), equivalent to cor-cor- + rogā(re) to ask + -tus past participle suffix
mid-14c., "day's unpaid labor due to a lord by vassals under Fr. feudal system" (abolished 1776), from L.L. corrogata (opera) "requested work," from L. corrogare, from com- "with" + rogare "to ask" (see rogation).