angaria

noun
an·gar·ia | \aŋˈga(a)rēə, anˈ-\

Definition of angaria 

1 in Roman and civil law : a compulsory service exacted by the government, a lord, or the church

2 in maritime law : the forcible seizure of a ship for public service

3 in international law : angary

4 in feudal law : a troublesome or vexatious service exacted by a lord of his tenant

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First Known Use of angaria

circa 1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for angaria

Late Latin, from Greek angareia, from angaros royal (Persian) courier

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