- indentured in‧den‧tured [ɪnˈdentʆəd ǁ -ərd] adjective [only before a noun]1. FINANCE indentured lenders are ones covered by an indenture agreement when bonds are Issued (= made available and sold)2. LAW an indentured worker is one who must work for an employer for a long period of time, under a contract, usually for very low wages:
• legislation banning imports of goods made by forced or indentured child labourers
* * *indentured UK US /ɪnˈdentʃəd/ adjective► relating to an official agreement that someone will work for someone else for a length of time, especially in order to learn a job: »
He served an indentured apprenticeship in mechanical engineering.► relating to an agreement in which someone works for someone else until they have paid back a debt, especially in the past when poor people worked for someone in another country in return for being taken to that country: »
Financial and business terms. 2012.