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English definition of “indentured”

indentured

adjective
 
 
/ɪnˈdentʃəd/
relating to an official agreement that someone will work for someone else for a length of time, especially in order to learn a job: He served an indentured apprenticeship in mechanical engineering.
relating to an agreement in which someone works for someone else until they have paid back a debt, especially in the past when poor people worked for someone in another country in return for being taken to that country: indentured labourers/servants/workers
(Definition of indentured from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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