Definition of peonage
1 a : the use of laborers bound in servitude because of debt b : a system of convict labor by which convicts are leased to contractors
2 : the condition of a peon
First Known Use of peonage
Legal Definition of peonage
: labor in a condition of servitude to extinguish a debt <the holding of any person to service or labor under the system known as peonage is abolished and forever prohibited — U.S. Code>
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