indenture

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indenture

1. any deed, contract, or sealed agreement between two or more parties
2. (formerly) a deed drawn up in duplicate, each part having correspondingly indented edges for identification and security
3. a contract between an apprentice and his master
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86) These indentured women shook the fabric of patriarchy in such a way that in 1916, a year before the end of indentureship, a group of indentured laborers filed a formal complaint against the actions of Indian women.
Northrup asserts, "[I]f a dictator forces people to Live in squalor and then capitalizes off of basically brutish indentureship to sell to countries like the United States the cheapest products possible, then countries that value freedom and that feel people deserve a fair wage for a fair day's work are going to lose manufacturing jobs .
Enough women in Third World countries were attracted by the comparatively higher wages in Canada and the promise of citizenship; they came to Canada as domestic workers in the hope that once they had completed their indentureship, they could enter more lucrative forms of employment (p.
She was living quietly as a slave, having allowed a man to whom she was indentured to sell her into slavery - not back into slavery, she had never been a slave, she was born free, but her indentureship was so long - she was tricked into signing her "X" for ninety-nine years - she became locked in.