noun \in-ˈden-chər\

Definition of INDENTURE

a (1) :  a document or a section of a document that is indented (2) :  a formal or official document usually executed in two or more copies (3) :  a contract binding one person to work for another for a given period of time —often used in plural
b :  a formal certificate (as an inventory or voucher) prepared for purposes of control
c :  a document stating the terms under which a security (as a bond) is issued
:  indentation 1
[3indent] :  dent

Examples of INDENTURE

  1. <the dropped hammer left an indenture in the floor>
  2. <made a small indenture to mark the spot where the plank was to be sawed>


Middle English endenture, from Anglo-French, from endenter
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi


transitive verb
in·den·turedin·den·tur·ing \-ˈden-ch(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of INDENTURE

:  to bind (as an apprentice) by or as if by indentures

First Known Use of INDENTURE



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