unpaid labor for one day, as on the repair of roads, exacted by a feudal lord.
an obligation imposed on inhabitants of a district to perform services, as repair of roads, bridges, etc., for little or no remuneration.
(European history) a day’s unpaid labour owed by a feudal vassal to his lord
the practice or an instance of forced labour
mid-14c., “day’s unpaid labor due to a lord by vassals under French feudal system” (abolished 1776), from Old French corvee (12c.), from Late Latin corrogata (opera) “requested work,” from fem. past participle of Latin corrogare, from com- “with” (see com-) + rogare “to ask” (see rogation).
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Corvisart des Marets Cor·vi·sart des Ma·rets (kôr-vē-sär’ dě mä-rā’), Baron Jean Nicolas. 1755-1821. French physician who developed the technique of percussion to diagnose diseases of the heart and chest.