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Related to peonage: Debt peonage
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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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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pe•on•age(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.
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|Noun||1.||peonage - the condition of a peon|
|2.||peonage - the practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged|
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