2. a written contract or agreement: originally, it was in duplicate, the two copies having correspondingly notched edges for identification
3. [often pl.] a contract binding a person to work for another for a given length of time, as an apprentice to a master,
or an immigrant to service in a colony
4. an official, authenticated list, inventory, etc.
5. Finance a document containing the terms under which bonds are issued
verb transitiveWord forms: inˈdentured or inˈdenturing
6. to bind by indenture
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