v. contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term
Many immigrants could come to America only after they had to indenture themselves for several years.
Sentence in Classic:
After breakfast, Joe brought out my indentures from the press in the best parlor, and we put them in the fire, and I felt that I was free.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Bumble, was at once instructed that Oliver Twist and his indentures were to be conveyed before the magistrate, for signature and approval, that very afternoon.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Meanwhile our friend Ivan Antonovitch comported himself with not a little address; and after the indentures had been signed, docketed, and registered, Chichikov found himself called upon to pay only the merest trifle in the way of Government percentage and fees for publishing the transaction in the Official Gazette.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context