commandeer definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To force into armed forces solution.
    • To seize for military usage; confiscate.
    • To take arbitrarily or by power. See Synonyms at proper.
    • To compel to execute armed forces service; to seize for army reasons; -- orig. utilized of Boers.
    • To just take arbitrary or forcible ownership of.
    • to make into army solution.
    • To seize for armed forces usage; confiscate.
    • To take arbitrarily or by power. See Synonyms at proper.
    • To compel to do armed forces solution; to seize for army reasons; -- orig. made use of regarding the Boers.
    • To simply take arbitrary or forcible ownership of.
  • verb:
    • To seize for armed forces usage.
    • to make into army service.
    • To simply take arbitrarily or by force.
    • just take arbitrarily or by force
    • To seize for armed forces usage.
    • to make into military solution.
    • To just take arbitrarily or by power.
    • simply take arbitrarily or by power
  • others:
    • To purchase (the enrolled militia) into active armed forces solution: originally with regards to the belated Dutch republics of South Africa, of charged with pushing aliens in addition into the armed forces solution.
    • To seize exclusive home for military or any other public use.
    • To seize general public or private home for personal use, under color of army requirement or right; take from a helpless sufferer.
    • To order (the enrolled militia) into active army service: initially with reference to the late Dutch republics of Southern Africa, which were charged with forcing aliens in addition to the army service.
    • To seize exclusive property for army or any other public usage.
    • To seize general public or exclusive property for exclusive use, under color of military prerequisite or right; take from a helpless sufferer.
  • noun:
    • The work of commandeering.
    • The act of commandeering.

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