Definition of indenture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈdentʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdentʃər//
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a type of contract in the past that forced a servant or apprentice to work for their employer for a particular period of time Word Originlate Middle English endenture, via Anglo-Norman French from medieval Latin indentura, from indentatus, past participle of indentare, from en-, in- ‘into’ + Latin dens, dent- ‘tooth’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: indenture