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indenture (plural indentures)
- (law) A contract which binds a person to work for another, under specified conditions, for a specified time (often as an apprentice).
- (law) A document, written as duplicates separated by indentations, specifying such a contract.
- An indentation.
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- To bind a person under such a contract.
- To indent; to make hollows, notches, or wrinkles in; to furrow.
- Though age may creep on, and indenture the brow.
bind under such a contract
- “indenture” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).