Redemptioner
Redemptioner Re*demp"tion*er (-?r), n. 1. One who redeems himself, as from debt or servitude. [1913 Webster]

2. Formerly, one who, wishing to emigrate from Europe to America, sold his services for a stipulated time to pay the expenses of his passage. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • redemptioner — re·demp·tion·er /ri demp shə nər/ n: one that redeems; specif: one that redeems real property under equity of redemption or right of redemption Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • redemptioner — ☆ redemptioner [ri dempt′shənər ] n. [ REDEMPTION + ER] Historical a person who paid for passage to America by a stipulated period of service as an indentured servant …   English World dictionary

  • Redemptioner — Redemptioners were European immigrants, generally in the 18th or early 19th century, who gained passage to America (most often Pennsylvania) by selling themselves into indentured servitude to pay back the shipping company which had advanced the… …   Wikipedia

  • redemptioner — noun Date: 1771 an immigrant to America in the 18th and 19th centuries who obtained passage by becoming an indentured servant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • redemptioner — /ri demp sheuh neuhr/, n. Amer. Hist. an emigrant from Europe to America who obtained passage by becoming an indentured servant for a specified period of time. [1765 75; REDEMPTION + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • redemptioner — noun a) An immigrant, generally from the 18th or 19th century, that gained passage to America by selling themselves as an indentured servant. b) Someone who redeems oneself, such as from debt or servitude …   Wiktionary

  • redemptioner — n. European immigrant working as an indentured servant in order to repay the price of his journey to the the United States (U.S. History) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • redemptioner — re·demp·tion·er …   English syllables

  • redemptioner — re•demp•tion•er [[t]rɪˈdɛmp ʃə nər[/t]] n. amh. an emigrant from Europe who obtained passage to America by becoming an indentured servant • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • redemptioner — A person redeeming property. A person entitled to redeem, e.g., a junior lienor. Sharp v Miller, 47 Cal 82, 85 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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