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English noun: indenture

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


Synonymsindentation


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.


Synonymsindent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bind, hold, obligate, oblige









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