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indentured servants

noun as in an unpaid immigrant servant

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She still wants indentured servants—excuse me, wards—to run the hospital for her, and she still wants power over all of them.

During construction, many men, indentured servants in the beginning, were blown apart during the blasting and digging.

Johnson—and other black indentured servants—were able to succeed in 17th-century Virginia.

Using his wife and children as indentured servants, Allie clears the brush, plants a vegetable garden, and builds a house.

Yet their condition differed only in degree from that of white indentured servants and apprentices.

In addition to the regular settlers at Jamestown, from time to time indentured servants came to America.

Beneath both these classes were the indentured servants, a few of whom were men of ability forced to pay their passage by service.

It must not be supposed that immigration to Virginia in the Seventeenth century was restricted to indentured servants.

Besides John Mottrom and his wife there were two children, and probably several indentured servants.

Perhaps, he brought indentured servants and a few crude tools with him in the shallop.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to indentured servant, such as: articled servant, bondslave, bondsman, chattel, serf, and servant.

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