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indenture

[ in-den-cher ]SEE DEFINITION OF indenture

Synonyms for indenture

  • arrangement
  • compact
  • contract
  • deed
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Antonyms for indenture

  • disagreement
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INDENTURE

But the passage which, for me, is most precious is that Apprentice's "Indenture."

It is the same in civil law with an indenture at the common law.

I have broken my indenture, and I think of running the country.'

A secret renewal of the indenture was executed simultaneously.

And in our own country every white apprentice is, in his indenture, called a servant.

The indenture was certified and transmitted to the place of destination.

It may just be that there was a confusion as to the origin of the indenture which caused the mischief.

Still, there is nothing to show that this indenture was yet in Edward's hands.

This last corresponds with the number of books in the indenture; Ibid., 179-183.

But the indenture was in no sense a mark of servitude or slavery.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INDENTURE

agreement

noundocument of concurrence, contract
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