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

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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: »

indentured labourers/servants/workers

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • indentured — adj. Bound by contract to work for another for a specified period of time. Syn: apprenticed, articled, bound. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indentured — adjective apprenticed, articled, bound by agreement, bound by contract, contracted, engaged, enslaved, obligated, obliged, promised, tied down, under obligation associated concepts: indentured apprentice Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C.… …   Law dictionary

  • indentured — (adj.) bound by indenture, 1757, pp. adjective from INDENTURE (Cf. indenture) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • indentured — articled, *bound, bond …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indentured — [[t]ɪnde̱ntʃə(r)d[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n In the past, an indentured worker was one who was forced to work for someone for a period of time, because of an agreement made by people in authority. Daniel arrived in Maryland as an indentured servant …   English dictionary

  • Indentured — Indenture In*den ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indentured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indenturing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To indent; to make hollows, notches, or wrinkles in; to furrow. [1913 Webster] Though age may creep on, and indenture the brow. Woty. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indentured — adj. Indentured is used with these nouns: ↑labourer, ↑servant …   Collocations dictionary

  • indentured — adjective /ɪn.dɛn.ʧɚd/ Subject to an indenture …   Wiktionary

  • indentured — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. obligated, contracted, articled, enslaved; see bound 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • indentured — in|den|tured [ ın dentʃərd ] adjective LEGAL forced by a contract to work for an employer for a fixed period of time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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