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indentured

adjective apprenticed, articled, bound by agreement, bound by contract, contracted, engaged, enslaved, obligated, obliged, promised, tied down, under obligation
Associated concepts: indentured apprentice
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Seventeenth-century reports of the suffering of European indentured servants and the fact that many were transported to Barbados against their wishes has led to a growing body of transatlantic popular literature, particularly dealing with the Irish.
East Indians, who felt discontent with their positions as indentured servants in the Antilles would soon follow their example.
24 and 25 front-page articles concerning student loans, I couldn't help noting the parallels between student loans and the indentured servants of pre-Civil War America.
While there are very few records remaining about Obama's father's side of the family, his mother's side ranges "from prominent land owners to people fleeing the Irish potato famine to indentured servants," Harman said.
Typically the agreement allows for penalties and rewards if the indentured servant advisor fails to meet expectations or performs extraordinarily.
19) The bulk of colonial labor needs, particularly in the South, were met by two sources: indentured servants and slaves.
95) tells of a tough ten-year-old pickpocket in 1730s London who becomes an indentured servant to a Jewish family in New York City.
There is no record of public policy being determined by skin color in the colonies until the 1640 case of John Punch, an African and an indentured servant who worked for his master, Hugh Gwyn, in Chesapeake, Virginia.
He's intent on making me an indentured servant to the court system for the rest of my life.
The length of a servant's term is the number of years an indentured servant agreed to serve in return for passage to Virginia; a slave's term was always a lifetime.
Based on evidence obtained from Mary Burton, a sixteen-year-old indentured servant, the court charged that the white itinerant teacher John Ury was a Catholic priest and a Spanish spy--a capital offence.
There is little incentive for a worker to register with the government and become what amounts to an indentured servant to a single employer, an employer who can send him or her back to Mexico if there is any dispute.