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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.
[Late 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.]
(Law) international law the right of a belligerent state to use the property of a neutral state or to destroy it if necessary, subject to payment of full compensation to the owners
[C19: from French angarie, from Late Latin angaria enforced service, from Greek angareia office of a courier, from angaros courier, of Persian origin]
the right of a nation at war to destroy the property of a neutral, subject to indemnification.See also: Law, War