Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia




Corvée, the right of the seignior to exact forced labour from his tenants. In New France this right was limited, as a rule, to three days in the year-one at seed-time, one at hay-making time, and one at harvest time.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 134.


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College