redemptioner

[ ri-demp-shuh-ner ]
/ rɪˈdɛmp ʃə nər /
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noun American History.

an emigrant from Europe to America who obtained passage by becoming an indentured servant for a specified period of time.

Origin of redemptioner

First recorded in 1765–75; redemption + -er1
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redemptioner

/ (rɪˈdɛmpʃənə) /

noun

history an emigrant to Colonial America who paid for his passage by becoming an indentured servant

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