from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. exaction of forced service; compulsion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Exaction of forced service; compulsion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Labor; effort; toil.
  • n. The exaction of forced service; impressment to labor or service.


Latin angariatio, from Latin angaria service to a lord, villenage, from Ancient Greek (a Persian word), a courier for carrying royal dispatches. (Wiktionary)



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