Peonage

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Peonage

A condition of enforced servitude by which a person is restrained of his or her liberty and compelled to labor in payment of some debt or obligation.

Cross-references

Involuntary Servitude.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Punta Mita residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the best of the destination's amenities in a stunning oceanfront setting.
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The authorized Japanese version of the Holy Qur'an with Arabic text was done by Umar Mita in 1972.
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