right of angary


right of angary
In international law, formerly the right (jus angaries) claimed by a belligerent to seize merchant vessels in the harbors of the belligerent and to compel them, on payment of freight, to transport troops and supplies to a designated port. The right of a belligerent to appropriate, either for use, or for destruction in case of necessity, neutral property temporarily located in his own territory or in that of the other belligerent. The property may be of any description whatever, provided the appropriation of it be for military or naval purposes

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Angary — (Lat. jus angariae ; Fr. droit d angarie ; Ger. Angarie ; from the Gr. polytonic|ἀγγαρεία, (angaria) , the office of an polytonic|ἄγγαρος, courier or messenger), the name given to the right of a belligerent (most commonly, a government or other… …   Wikipedia

  • angary — /ang geuh ree/, n. Internat. Law. the right of a belligerent state to seize and use the property of neutrals for purposes of warfare, subject to payment of full compensation. [1875 80; < LL angaria service to a lord < Gk angareía couriership,… …   Universalium

  • angary — [aŋ′gə rē] n. [LL angaria, enforced service < Gr angareia, impressment for the public service < angaros, a mounted courier; prob. < OPers term] International Law the right of a belligerent to use or destroy a neutral s property if… …   English World dictionary

  • angary — Right of a belligerent to take the property of a neutral for use …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • angary, right of — In international law, formerly the right (jus angaries) claimed by a belligerent to seize merchant vessels in the harbors of the belligerent and to compel them, on payment of freight, to transport troops and supplies to a designated port. The… …   Black's law dictionary

  • angary — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • angary — n. right to seize property in a state of emergency (i.e. war) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • angary — [ aŋgəri] noun Law the right of a country at war to seize or destroy neutral property out of military necessity, provided that compensation is paid. Origin C19: from Fr. angarie chore, imposition , from Ital. or L. angaria forced service , from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • angary — /ˈæŋgəri/ (say angguhree) noun International Law the right of a belligerent state to seize and use the property of neutrals for purposes of warfare, subject to payment of full compensation. {Latin angaría forced service (to a lord), from Greek… …   Australian English dictionary

  • angary —   n. right of belligerent to take or destroy property of neutral, subject to compensation …   Dictionary of difficult words


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