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1. The condition of being a peon.
2. A system by which debtors are bound in servitude to their creditors until their debts are paid.
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(ˈpiːənɪdʒ) or


1. (Sociology) the state of being a peon
2. (Banking & Finance) a system in which a debtor must work for his creditor until the debt is paid off
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(ˈpi ə nɪdʒ)

1. the condition or service of a peon.
2. the practice of holding persons in servitude or partial slavery, as to work off a debt or to serve a penal sentence.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peonage - the condition of a peon
subjection, subjugation - forced submission to control by others
2.peonage - the practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
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[ˈpiːənɪdʒ] Ncondición f de peón (fig) → servidumbre f, esclavitud f
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