International Law the right of a belligerent to use or destroy a neutral's property if necessary, with the obligation of full indemnification
Origin of angaryLate Latin angaria, enforced service ; from Classical Greek angareia, impressment ; from angaros, a mounted courier; probably ; from Old Persian term
In international law, the right of a belligerent to seize and use the property of a neutral where that property is within the belligerent's jurisdiction, there is pressing need, and compensation is provided. Also called angaria.
Origin of angaryLate Latin angaria, service to a lord, from Greek angareia, impressment for public service, from angaros, conscript courier; perhaps of Iranian origin and akin to Greek angelos, messenger.