- indenture (n.)
- "contract for services," late 14c., from Anglo-French endenture, Old French endenteure "indentation," from endenter (see indent). Such contracts (especially between master craftsmen and apprentices) were written in full identical versions on a sheet of parchment, which was then cut apart in a zigzag, or "notched" line. Each party took one, and the genuineness of a document of indenture could be proved by juxtaposition with its counterpart. As a verb, 1650s, from the noun.
- 1. She had to sign an indenture to sell herself, because she owed money to the landlord .
- 2. To bind into the service of another by indenture.
- 3. He is indenture to a builder.
- 4. Xia zhi xing: please give his indenture and identity card back to him.
- 夏之星: 请你把天骐的卖身契跟身份证还给他.
- 5. Soon thereafter, private agents scoured the ports taverns, and countryside to sign on workers for indenture.
- 此后不久, 私人机构迅速搜查港口的小客栈和乡下地区,来招募契约仆役.
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