Meaning of angary in English:


Pronunciation /ˈaŋɡ(ə)ri/


mass nounLaw
  • The right of a country at war to seize or destroy neutral property out of military necessity, provided that compensation is paid.


Late 19th century from French angarie ‘chore, imposition’, from Italian or Latin angaria ‘forced service’, from Greek angareia, from angaros ‘courier’ (being liable to serve as the King's messenger), from Persian.