indentured servant
noun Date: 1723 a person who signs and is bound by indentures to work for another for a specified time especially in return for payment of travel expenses and maintenance

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  • Indentured Servant — In|den|tured Ser|vant [in dɛntʃəd sə:vənt] der; , s <aus engl. indentured servant »vertraglich verpflichteter Diener«> im 17. u. 18. Jh. in die britischen Kolonien verpflichtete Arbeitskraft …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • indentured servant — Amer. Hist. a person who came to America and was placed under contract to work for another over a period of time, usually seven years, esp. during the 17th to 19th centuries. Generally, indentured servants included redemptioners, victims of… …   Universalium

  • indentured servant — noun A debt bondage worker who is under contract of an employer for a specified period of time, in exchange for transportation, food, drink, clothing, lodging and other necessities. See Also: indentured servitude …   Wiktionary

  • indentured servant — Amer. Hist. a person who came to America and was placed under contract to work for another over a period of time, usually seven years, esp. during the 17th to 19th centuries. Generally, indentured servants included redemptioners, victims of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • indentured servant — in,dentured servant noun count AMERICAN in the past, a worker who agreed to work for no salary for a specific number of years because their employer had paid for their travel to America and for living costs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • indentured servant — inden′tured serv′ant n. amh. a person who is bound to work for another for a specified period of time, esp. such a person who came to America during the colonial period • Etymology: 1665–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • indentured — [[t]ɪnde̱ntʃə(r)d[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n In the past, an indentured worker was one who was forced to work for someone for a period of time, because of an agreement made by people in authority. Daniel arrived in Maryland as an indentured servant …   English dictionary

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