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corvee


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corvee  \Cor`vee"\  (k?r`v"  or  -v?"),  n.  [F.  corv['e]e,  fr  LL 
  corvada  corrogata  fr  L.  corrogare  to  entreat  together; 
  cor-  +  rogare  to  ask.]  (Feudal  Law) 
  An  obligation  to  perform  certain  services,  as  the  repair  of 
  roads,  for  the  lord  or  sovereign. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corvee 
  n  :  unpaid  labor  (as  for  the  maintenance  of  roads)  required  by  a 
  lord  of  his  vassals  in  lieu  of  taxes 




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