from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The legal right of a belligerent to seize, use, or destroy the property of a neutral, provided that full compensation is made.
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- n. The right of a government etc., in time of war, to seize, use or destroy property of a belligerent or neutral state, provided compensation is paid
Late Latin angaria, service to a lord, from Greek angareia, impressment for public service, from angaros, conscript courier.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)