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Meaning of corvée

cor•vée

Pronunciation: (kôr-vā'), [key]
— n.
  1. unpaid labor for one day, as on the repair of roads, exacted by a feudal lord.
  2. an obligation imposed on inhabitants of a district to perform services, as repair of roads, bridges, etc., for little or no remuneration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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