英 [ɪn'dentʃə(r)] 美 [ɪn'dentʃər]
- n. 契约；合同；锯齿状的边缘；凹的部分
- （复数）indentures:师徒契约； 定期服务合同.
- vt. 以契约束缚
a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
formal agreement between the issuer of bonds and the bondholders as to terms of the debt
a contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term
the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant;
"an indentured servant"
- Soon thereafter, private agents scoured the ports taverns, and countryside to sign on workers for indenture.
- The indenture contract was a device that enabled people to pay for their passage to America by selling their labor to someone in the New World for a specified period of time.