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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of indenture.
  • adj. Subject to an indenture.

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  • adj. Bound by contract to work for another for a specified period of time.

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  • adj. bound by contract

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Examples

  • People like to portray this as we the little consumers fighting against the big evil record companies and the artists they have in indentured servitude.

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  • Instead of slavery, one compromise should be widespread adoption of long-term indentured servitude.

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  • The first way to do right by these people, to make their service less indentured, is to pay their Social Security set-asides — a legal requirement, although you’d hardly know it judging from the number of people who dodge it.

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  • Way too many of his parables were based on 'master and servant' for my taste and lent too much credibility to the notion of indentured servitude.

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  • First there were white slaves known as indentured servants, most of them poor people caught stealing

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  • Before the widespread establishment of chattel slavery, much labor was organized under a system of bonded labor known as indentured servitude.

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  • Force was necessary to maintain the order of the market as it is necessary for all markets, but there really is no difference between them and contracts entered into by other means such as indentured servitude or as a result of debts.

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  • There are several studies in the collection that extend back into earlier time periods, but they deal with specialized groups such as indentured servants, religious personnel, and soldiers abroad. back

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  • Cameras record every detail as the pudgy newcomers scrounge for food, learn how to farm Indian corn and build with the most rudimentary tools, all the while wearing appropriate clothes, slowly starving, and assuming appropriate roles such as indentured servants with astounding ease.

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  • The waiter proceeded to tell them how he'd been raised in a vineyard and hotel on the western coast of Italy and how he'd gone into debt over some gambling expenses and escaped to the United States to work for an uncle, who had kept him in a kind of indentured servitude at the restaurant ever since.

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