|Main Entry:||indentured servant|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||a person who is bonded or contracted to work for another for a specified time, in exchange for learning a trade or for travel expenses (as to America)|
A person under contract to work for another person for a definite period of time, usually without pay but in exchange for free passage to a new country. During the seventeenth century most of the white laborers in Maryland and Virginia came from England as indentured servants.