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indenture

in·den·ture

indenture

 
pronunciation:
ihn den chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a legal deed or contract, esp. one in which the copies have matching indentations used for identification or authentication.
definition 2: a contract by which one person is bound in service for a specified time as apprentice to another.
definition 3: an official document or list used for authentication, such as a voucher.
definition 4: a recess or notch; indentation.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: indentured, indentures, indenturing
definition: to bind by contract into service to another, esp. as an apprentice.
similar words:
apprentice
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derivation: indentureship (n.)
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