Angary Law and Legal Definition

Angary is a term used in international law. It refers to the right of a belligerent to take the property of a neutral for use. Pursuant to this right, a nation may temporarily use neutral merchant ships in its inland or territorial waters as well as aircraft within its territory, with full indemnity by the nation, in urgent situations or in war. Angary is also termed as right of angary or jus angariae.