indenture Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “indenture” in the English Dictionary

"indenture" in British English

See all translations

indentureverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈden.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
(in the past) to ​officiallyagree that someone, often a ​youngperson, will ​work for someone ​else, ​especially in ​order to ​learn a ​job: He was indentured to a ​carpenter. The ​land was ​worked on by indentured ​servants.
(Definition of indenture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indenture" in Business English

See all translations

indenturenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪnˈdentʃər/
FINANCE a written ​agreement that ​states the ​rights and ​responsibilities of a ​company that ​sells a ​bond and someone who ​buys it: The securities were issued under an indenture, ​dated as of June 1, 2009. an indenture ​trustee.
especially in the past, a ​formalagreement that someone will ​work for someone else for a particular length of ​time, especially in ​order to learn a ​job: On the ​completion of his indenture, he continued to ​attend night school. The apprenticeship indentures were ​signed by the guild ​master and the apprentice's ​guardian.
(Definition of indenture from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “indenture”
in Chinese (Simplified) 签订契约(尤指做学徒)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 簽訂契約(尤指做學徒)…
What is the pronunciation of indenture?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


stylish and fashionable

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

dolla noun
dolla noun
September 28, 2015
slang money Can I have some dolla?

Read More