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COMMANDEER (from the South African Du...

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 765 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COMMANDEER (from the South African Dutch kommanderen, to command), properly, to compel the performance of military duty in the field, especially of the military service of the Boer republics (see COMMANDO); also to seize property for military purposes; hence used of any peremptory seizure for other than military purposes.
End of Article: COMMANDEER (from the South African Dutch kommanderen, to command)
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