verb (used with object), in·den·tured, in·den·tur·ing.
- indentured servant,
- independence day,
- independence hall
Origin of indenture
Examples from the Web for indenture
The indenture in which the books are catalogued mentions nine books received before: possibly these were the gift of 1435.Old English Libraries|Ernest Savage
He told Gideon he was going to record the indenture when we got to Leesburg and it would always stand in evidence against me.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
The canceling of the terms of indenture, he regarded as a secret act, intended merely to outwit his opponent.
I prefer an indenture tripartite, however musty or tiresome, to a triple tyrant, however fair or entertaining.Tales And Novels, Volume 7 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
When the court saw that these two halves fitted—as no other portions could—then indeed the indenture witnessed.The Way of a Man|Emerson Hough
"contract for services," late 14c., from Anglo-French endenture, Old French endenteure "indentation," from endenter (see indent). Such contracts (especially between master craftsmen and apprentices) were written in full identical versions on a sheet of parchment, which was then cut apart in a zigzag, or "notched" line. Each party took one, and the genuineness of a document of indenture could be proved by juxtaposition with its counterpart. As a verb, 1650s, from the noun.