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in•den•ture



Pronunciation: (in-den'chur), [key]
n., v., -tured, -tur•ing.


n.
1. a deed or agreement executed in two or more copies with edges correspondingly indented as a means of identification.
2. any deed, written contract, or sealed agreement.
3. a contract by which a person, as an apprentice, is bound to service.
4. any official or formal list, certificate, etc., authenticated for use as a voucher or the like.
5. the formal agreement between a group of bondholders and the debtor as to the terms of the debt.
6. indentation.

v.t.
1. to bind by indenture, as an apprentice.
2. Archaic.to make a depression in; indent; wrinkle; furrow.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

indentionindentured servant
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