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peon

1
(formerly in Spanish America) a debtor compelled to work off his debts

peon

2 (in India, Sri Lanka, etc., esp formerly)
1. a messenger or attendant, esp in an office
2. a native policeman

peon

an unfree PEASANT or rural labourer indebted to a landowner. see DEBT PEONAGE.

peon

(jargon)
A person with no special (root or wheel) privileges on a computer system. "I can't create an account on foovax for you; I'm only a peon there."
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Esto es extrano ya que los hermanos Vera son pobres peones campesinos, de una numerosa familia, que dificilmente habrian podido tener acceso a zapatos.
Using his own distinctively brutalesque figurative style, Benedit followed suit by showing animals being butchered for an asado, a duel between two drunken peones, and Indians using bolas to hunt game.
E desy el cauallero cifar caualgo & dixoles asy amjgos los cient caualleros fijos dalgo & los cinquenta escuderos de cauallo aparten se E los escuderos fijos dalgo de pie Ca con estos tengo yo de yr a este fecho E los diez caualleros fijos dalgo & los Ruanos & los vallesteros Et los peones finquen & parense en aquella pontezilla que esta enel camjno.