indentured servant


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inden′tured serv′ant


n.
a person who is bound to work for another for a specified period of time, esp. such a person who came to America during the colonial period.
[1665–75]
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People seem to think being an assistant means being an indentured servant.
Proponents of this thesis, however, ignore aspects of seventeenth-century Barbados that reflect more profound differences between servants and slaves and which implicitly question the appropriateness of associating the word "slave" with indentured servant.
Grace Lin's fable "The Difficult Path" describes indentured servant Lingsi's unexpected journey out of servitude in ancient China, a life made possible because she's a Edited by Ellen Oh rare commodity: a female who can read.
Leonard Weeks came to the New World as an indentured servant more than a century before American colonists fought to make a nation of their own.
At the young age of 20, Sam Sin traveled from the Dongguan region of South China to Suriname, South America in 1858 as an indentured servant.
The judge ordered them to surrender their passports, to refrain from contacting their alleged indentured servant and to stay out of the health care industry.
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Sarah is a black indentured servant in a well-to-do white Nova Scotia household, but, despite her employers' wealth, they do not always pay Sarah's wages.
Edmund seeks to learn magic and his friend, Tom, is an indentured servant who is horribly abused.
In the book, Bahadur traces her great-grandmother's voyage from Calcutta to Guyana as an indentured servant, or "coolie," for a British sugarcane plantation in 1903.
A major difference between the servitude system of old and today's student loan system is that the indentured servant was free after a few predefined years.