verb (used with object), in·den·tured, in·den·tur·ing.
Origin of indenture
Examples from the Web for indenture
Historical Examples of indenture
But the passage which, for me, is most precious is that Apprentice's "Indenture."Visions and Revisions
John Cowper Powys
It is the same in civil law with an indenture at the common law.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
I have broken my indenture, and I think of running the country.'The Proverbs of Scotland
A secret renewal of the indenture was executed simultaneously.Benjamin Franklin
John Torrey Morse, Jr.
And in our own country every white apprentice is, in his indenture, called a servant.Abolitionism Exposed!
W. W. Sleigh
"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.