indenture

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Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Norman endenture, from Old French endenteure, from endenter.

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indenture (plural indentures)

  1. (law) A contract which binds a person to work for another, under specified conditions, for a specified time (often as an apprentice).
  2. (law) A document, written as duplicates separated by indentations, specifying such a contract.
  3. An indentation.

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indenture (third-person singular simple present indentures, present participle indenturing, simple past and past participle indentured)

  1. To bind a person under such a contract.
  2. To indent; to make hollows, notches, or wrinkles in; to furrow.
    Though age may creep on, and indenture the brow.

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  • indenture” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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