See also: corvée

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From French corvée, from Late Latin conrogāta, derived from Latin conrogāre (call together by entreaty).

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corvee (countable and uncountable, plural corvees)

  1. Unpaid labor required by a feudal lord.
  2. Labor, especially for roads or dams, in lieu of taxes.

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French corvée, from Middle French corvee, from Old French corvee, from Late Latin conrogāta. Doublet of karwei.

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  • IPA(key): /kɔrˈveː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cor‧vee
  • Rhymes: -eː

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corvee f or n (uncountable)

  1. household chores, especially at a camp or barracks
  2. (historical) corvee labour

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  • Indonesian: korvé