Definition of CORVEES

  • CORVEE, an obligation to perform feudal service [n]
  • unpaid labor (as toward constructing roads) due from a feudal vassal to his lord
  • bor exacted in lieu of taxes by public authorities especially for highway construction or repair
  • unpaid labor for one day, as on the repair of roads, exacted by a feudal lord
  • obligation imposed on inhabitants of a district to perform services, as repair of roads, bridges, etc., for little or no remuneration