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.

Nearby words

  1. indene,
  2. indent,
  3. indentation,
  4. indented,
  5. indention,
  6. indentured,
  7. indentured servant,
  8. independence,
  9. independence day,
  10. independence hall

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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British Dictionary definitions for indentured

indenture

/ (ɪnˈdɛntʃə) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsindentureship, noun

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