After all, the indentured have to go into debt in order to find work, and their wages are then used to pay off the debts.
More than a million people in Pakistan are trapped in indentured servitude in agriculture, mining, and carpet-making.
Using his wife and children as indentured servants, Allie clears the brush, plants a vegetable garden, and builds a house.
The white Hempstead, for instance, worked his way out of indentured servitude, the next step up from slavery.
During construction, many men, indentured servants in the beginning, were blown apart during the blasting and digging.
It must not be supposed that immigration to Virginia in the Seventeenth century was restricted to indentured servants.
He was indentured to him, as we have seen, so that it was difficult for him to get away.
The power of the master over the slave was very similar to that of a master over an indentured apprentice in Europe.
But he had at this place an overseer and some indentured laborers.
This was a little better than slavery but it actually gave the Negroes a status ranging between serfdom and indentured service.
"contract for services," late 14c., from Anglo-French endenture, Old French endenteure "indentation," from endenter (see indent). Such contracts (especially between master craftsmen and apprentices) were written in full identical versions on a sheet of parchment, which was then cut apart in a zigzag, or "notched" line. Each party took one, and the genuineness of a document of indenture could be proved by juxtaposition with its counterpart. As a verb, 1650s, from the noun.