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Definition of "indenture" []

  • A contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A document in duplicate having indented edges. (noun)
  • A deed or legal contract executed between two or more parties. (noun)
  • An official or authenticated inventory, list, or voucher. (noun)
  • Indentation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indenture" in a sentence
  • "That ended the supply of cheap labour for sugar cane farming and landowners turned to a new practice called indenture, in which labourers were contracted for a limited period of time."
  • "Adults who were poor but could work became servants; an indenture was their ticket to relief."
  • "In the securities business, an indenture is a legal contract between a borrower and investors, specifying the terms of a bond offering."