indenture

[ in-den-cher ]
/ ɪnˈdɛn tʃər /

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.

Origin of indenture

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word indentūra. See indent1, -ure
Related formsin·den·ture·ship, nounun·in·den·tured, adjective
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indenture

/ (ɪnˈdɛntʃə) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsindentureship, noun
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