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English noun: indenture

1. indenture (shape) a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)


Broader (hypernym)concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

Narrower (hyponym)cleft, notch, notch

2. indenture (communication) formal agreement between the issuer of bonds and the bondholders as to terms of the debt

Broader (hypernym)written agreement

3. indenture (communication) a contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term

Broader (hypernym)contract

4. indenture (communication) the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line

Synonymsindent, indentation, indention

Broader (hypernym)blank space, place, space

English verb: indenture

1. indenture (communication) bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant

SamplesAn indentured servant.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bind, hold, obligate, oblige

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