bind+by+indenture

  • 1 indenture — [in den′chər] n. [ME endenture < OFr & < ML indentura: see INDENT1: now used also as if < INDENT2] 1. Now Rare INDENTATION 2. a written contract or agreement: originally, it was in duplicate, the two copies having correspondingly notched …

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  • 2 indenture — indentureship, n. /in den cheuhr/, n., v., indentured, indenturing. n. 1. a deed or agreement executed in two or more copies with edges correspondingly indented as a means of identification. 2. any deed, written contract, or sealed agreement. 3.… …

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  • 3 indenture — I. n. 1. Written contract, document, instrument, legal instrument. 2. Indented state, indentation. II. v. a. Indent, bind by indenture …

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  • 4 indenture — in•den•ture [[t]ɪnˈdɛn tʃər[/t]] n. v. tured, tur•ing 1) a deed or agreement executed in two or more copies with edges correspondingly indented 2) law a contract by which a person, as an apprentice, is bound to service 3) bus an official or… …

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  • 5 indenture — /ɪnˈdɛntʃə / (say in denchuh) noun 1. any deed, contract, or sealed agreement between two or more parties. 2. a contract by which a person, as an apprentice, is bound to service. 3. any official or formal list, certificate, etc., authenticated… …

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  • 6 indenture — in·den·ture /in den chər/ n [Old French endenture an indented document, from endenter to indent (divide a document into sections with irregular edges that can be matched for authentication), from en thoroughly + dent tooth] 1: a document stating… …

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  • 7 Bind — Bind, v. t. [imp. {Bound}; p. p. {Bound}, formerly {Bounden}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Binding}.] [AS. bindan, perfect tense band, bundon, p. p. bunden; akin to D. & G. binden, Dan. binde, Sw. & Icel. binda, Goth. bindan, Skr. bandh (for bhandh) to bind …

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  • 8 bind — / bīnd/ vt bound / bau̇nd/, bind·ing 1 a: to make responsible for an obligation (as under a contract) agents have the power to bind the insurer R. I. Mehr b: to burden with an obligation prevented married women from bind ing …

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  • 9 Indenture — In*den ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indentured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indenturing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To indent; to make hollows, notches, or wrinkles in; to furrow. [1913 Webster] Though age may creep on, and indenture the brow. Woty. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 10 indenture — ► NOUN 1) a formal agreement, contract, or list, formerly one of which copies with indented edges were made for the contracting parties. 2) an agreement binding an apprentice to a master. 3) historical a contract by which a person agreed to work… …

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  • 11 bind — [bīnd] vt. bound, binding [ME binden < OE bindan < IE base * bhendh > BAND1, BEND1, Sans badhnāti, (he) binds, Goth bindan] 1. to tie together; make fast or tight, as with a rope or band 2. to hold or restrain as if tied or tied …

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  • 12 bind — [n] predicament between a rock and a hard place*, crunch*, difficulty, dilemma, hot water*, no win situation*, nuisance, pickle*, predicament, quandary, sticky situation*, tight situation, tight spot*; concepts 230,674 bind [v1] fasten, secure… …

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  • 13 bind — [[t]baɪnd[/t]] v. bound, bind•ing, n. 1) to fasten or secure with or as if with a band 2) to encircle with a band or ligature: to bind one s hair with a ribbon[/ex] 3) to bandage (often fol. by up): to bind up one s wounds[/ex] 4) to fix in place …

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  • 14 bind — [c]/baɪnd / (say buynd) verb (bound, binding) –verb (t) 1. to make fast with a band or bond. 2. to swathe or bandage. 3. to fasten around; fix in place by girding. 4. to cause to cohere or harden. 5. to unite by any legal or moral tie: bound by… …

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  • 15 bind — bindable, adj. /buynd/, v., bound, binding, n. v.t. 1. to fasten or secure with a band or bond. 2. to encircle with a band or ligature: She bound her hair with a ribbon. 3. to swathe or bandage (often fol. by up): to bind up one s wounds. 4. to… …

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  • 16 indenture — Synonyms and related words: Fannie Mae, Federal Agency bond, Ginnie Mae, Series E bond, Series H bond, adjustment bond, alveolation, alveolus, annuity bond, appreciation bond, apprentice, apprenticeship, arrangement, article, assented bond,… …

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  • 17 bind — Synonyms and related words: accept obligation, adjoin, afterthought, agglutinate, agree to, ally, anchor, annoyance, answer for, apply, apprentice, article, associate, attach, band, bandage, bar, be answerable for, be responsible for, be security …

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  • 18 bind — v. & n. v. (past and past part. bound) (see also BOUNDEN). 1 tr. (often foll. by to, on, together) tie or fasten tightly. 2 tr. a restrain; put in bonds. b (as bound adj.) constricted, obstructed (snowbound). 3 tr. esp. Cookery cause… …

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  • 19 indenture — [ɪn dɛntʃə] noun a formal agreement, contract, or list, formerly one of which copies with indented edges were made for the contracting parties. ↘an agreement binding an apprentice to a master. ↘historical a contract by which a person agreed to… …

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  • 20 bind — I. v. a. 1. Confine, restrain, restrict, put bonds upon. 2. Bandage, wrap, put a bandage round, wrap up, tie up. 3. Tie, fasten, secure. 4. Stitch and cover, put into a binding. 5. Engage, oblige, obligate, make responsible, lay under obligation …

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