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indenture

[ in-den-cher ]
/ ɪnˈdɛn tʃər /
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noun

verb (used with object), in·den·tured, in·den·tur·ing.

to bind by indenture, as an apprentice.
Archaic. to make a depression in; wrinkle; furrow.

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Origin of indenture

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word indentūra.See indent1, -ure

OTHER WORDS FROM indenture

in·den·ture·ship, nounun·in·den·tured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for indenture

indenture
/ (ɪnˈdɛntʃə) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of indenture

indentureship, noun
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