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Angaria

Definition of the noun Angaria

What does Angaria mean as a name of something?

Angaria is a genus of Angariidae, described by Röding in 1798.

Angaria is a subgenus of Angaria, described by Röding in 1798.

Explanation

Angaria, a sort of postal system adopted by the Roman imperial government from the ancient Persians, among whom, according to Xenophon it was established by Darius the Great. Couriers on horseback were posted at certain stages along the chief roads of the empire, for the transmission of royal despatches by night and day in all weathers. In the Roman system the supply of horses and their maintenance was a compulsory duty from which the emperor alone could grant exemption. The word, which in the 4th century was used for the heavy transport vehicles of the cursus publicus, and also for the animals by which they were drawn, came to mean generally "compulsory service." So angaria, angariare, in medieval Latin, and the rare English derivatives "angariate," "angariation," came to mean any service which was forcibly or unjustly demanded, and oppression in general. In modern Greek the word "αγγαρεία" came to mean as well a service or task only grudgingly undertaken by the one forced to perform it.

Phrases with Angaria

  1. Angaria Tyria
  2. Angaria Atrata
  3. Angaria Nodosa
  4. Angaria Poppei
  5. Angaria Rugosa
  6. Angaria Zonata
  7. Angaria Formosa
  8. Angaria Scobina
  9. Angaria Turpini
  10. Angaria Vicdani
  11. Angaria Aculeata
  12. Angaria Javanica
  13. Angaria Neglecta
  14. Angaria Australis
  15. Angaria Delphinus
  16. Angaria Laciniata
  17. Angaria Sphaerula
  18. Angaria Carmencita
  19. Angaria Turbinopsis
  20. genus Angaria

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Google previewColumbian Cyclopedia (1897)

Angaria is a W. Indian species, with fruit about as large as a pullet's egg, much esteemed as an ingredient in soups. The Snake C. (O. flexuosut) grows to a great length, and is similar in quality to the common cucumber. 0. nerotinus is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law (1891)

Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... by Henry Campbell Black

ANGARIA ANIMUS first-born; senior, as contrasted with the puisne, (younger.) Spelman. ANGARIA. A term used in the Roman law to denote a forced or compulsory service exacted by the government for public purposes ; as a forced rendition ...

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1763)

ANGARIA, in roman antiquity, a kind of public fervice, impofed oa the piovin- cials, which confifted in protidtng horfes and ...

Google previewLaw Dictionary (1897)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

ANGARIA ANIMAL ANGARIA. In Roman Law. A service or punishment exacted by government. They were of six kinds, viz. : maintaining a post-station where horses are changed ; furnishing horses or carts ; burdens imposed on lands or ...

Google previewA New Dictionary of the English Language ... (1856)

by Charles Richardson

Angaria, which Vois. and Du Cange derive from the Gr. A-pyapc yeiv, from ayyapot, one sent ; compelled to go. Quicunque te angariaverit milliare unum, — is rendered by Wiclif, " Whoever con- streyneth the a thousand paces," (Matt. v. 42.) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

ANGARIA (from tyyapat, the Greek form of a Babylonian word adopted in Persian for " mounted courier "), a sort of postal system adopted by the Roman imperial government from the ancient Persians, among whom, according to Xenophon ...

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

JUS ANGARIA. See Angaria ; Angary, Rioht or.

Google previewEncyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)

by Edward Smedley

ANGARIA, in the Roman Civil Law, was that duty which required subjects to provide waggons, horses, and every requisite to convey corn to the troops, and those things that belonged to the fiscus. This duty is denominated cursus publicus, ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

ANGARIA, in the Roman Civ il Lafw, was that duty which required subjects to provide waggons, horses, and every requisite to convey corn to the troops, and those things that belonged to the fiscus. This duty is denominated cursus publicus, ...

Google previewHarper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities (1897)

by Harry Thurston Peck

See Angaria. Angaria (ayyapt ia). A word borrowed from the Persians, signifying a system of posting which was used among that people, and which, according to Xenophon, was established by Cyrus. Horses were provided at certain distances ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1775)

Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue ... And Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words ... Together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases Used in Our Ancient Statutes, Charters, Writs ... and the Etymology, and Interpretation of the Proper Names of Men, Women, and Remarkable Places in Great Britain ... Also a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs ... by Nathan Bailey

ANGARIA [Argaire, F.] a pressing of Horses, ...

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Scrabble value of A1N1G2A1R1I1A1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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