Words nearby peonage
How to use peonage in a sentence
David Ruffin, the disgruntled lead singer of The Temptations, complained that the company kept him in “economic peonage.”
I, with a train load of other strikers, went to Louisiana and the whole bunch of us were practically forced into peonage.The Iron Puddler|James J. Davis
The profit to England from Irish peonage cannot be assessed in terms of trade, or finance, or taxation.The Crime Against Europe|Roger Casement
Had this bill not been bitterly opposed, the Irish people would have been subject to peonage equal to absolute slavery.
Joseph Biggar had the floor and declared the bill was really a move to steal Irish children and sell them into perpetual peonage.
Many of these acts betokened an intention on the part of the lawmakers to reduce the freedmen to a state of serfdom or peonage.The Life of Lyman Trumbull|Horace White
British Dictionary definitions for peonage
Cultural definitions for peonage
A system of forced labor based on debts incurred by workers. Peonage developed particularly in plantation economies, where employers forced laborers to buy from employer-owned stores, pay inflated prices, and stay in debt.