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English definition of “indenture”

indenture

verb [T]     /ɪnˈden.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
(in the past) to officially agree that someone, often a young person, 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 labourers.Teaching in general
(Definition of indenture verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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