noun American History.
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How to use indentured servant in a sentence
This state constitution outlined that existing indentured servants would remain in their contracts, and children born to them would be freed only at certain ages — women at 18, men at 21.Loopholes have preserved slavery for more than 150 years after abolition|Caroline Kisiel|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
Her agency had to take her out of the country that very evening after it was made clear that the servant had sworn to kill her.
She still wants indentured servants—excuse me, wards—to run the hospital for her, and she still wants power over all of them.The Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale Shocker: A Cherished Character Meets a Grisly End|Melissa Leon|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I have always considered him a friend, a patriot, and a dedicated public servant,” McCain said in a statement.Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama: Inside the Defense Secretary’s Sudden Firing|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During construction, many men, indentured servants in the beginning, were blown apart during the blasting and digging.
“If I want to play role of public servant I cannot have this traditional mindset,” she says.
At this same time they seized in Nangasaqui a servant of the father provincial, Matheo Couros, who was washing his clothes.
These officers are bound to maintayne themselves and families with food and rayment by their owne and their servant's industrie.
Whatever servant had not slept in the house the previous night forfeited his right to the money.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
To save his faithful servant Frank wheeled Nejdi, and cut down a native who was lunging at Chumru with a bayonet.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
"There is a bridge up yonder, monsieur," returned the servant, thankful to have the conversation changed.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Cultural definitions for indentured servant
A person under contract to work for another person for a definite period of time, usually without pay but in exchange for free passage to a new country. During the seventeenth century most of the white laborers in Maryland and Virginia came from England as indentured servants.