verb (used with object), in·den·tured, in·den·tur·ing.
Origin of indenture
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At the end of the indentureship, though, they may remain in Fiji.
At the end of his indentureship he was generally shipped back to India, but could be re-employed there and return to Africa.
"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.