indentured indentured  /ɪn ˈdɛn tʃərd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) bound by contract

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The maids suffer their indentured servitude with government sanction: those who flee their assigned households are breaking the Persian Gulf states' immigration laws.
  2. Those who fear indentured servitude to their American cousins are searching for solutions.
  3. Its new center is set to become the most tangible cultural achievement yet of the estimated 2 million Indians whose ancestors went to Malaysia mostly as indentured laborers.

News

  1. College Grads Are Too Broke to Become Good Little Entrepreneurs

    Besides forcing young college graduates into a decades-long penurious existence as veritable indentured servants to institutions of higher learning, there's another downside to our nation's $1 trillion student debt: it's stopping young people from starting business. Businesses! The lifeblood of Republicanism! Read more...        
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Gawker

  2. The NSA, AT&T And The Secrets Of Room 641A

    Our final observation on the matter of the US government, no longer accountable to anyone, and treating its citizens as indentured debt serfs who are entitled to precisely zero privacy rights , comes from Stephen Wolfson and " The NSA, AT&T And The Secrets Of Room 641A ." It is an impartial view of what is really going on in the world of communication surveillance. The reality is that while the ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

Quotes

  1. "When someone is handing you the actual papers of your blood relatives - indentured servants' papers and the tax rolls of where they were property - then it's no longer some objective, nebulous knowledge," Sharpton said. "It became an...
    on Feb 27, 2007 By: Al Sharpton Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Entercom is willing to negotiate my contract -- as long as the bottom line means keeping me as a virtual indentured servant," said Carr. "My lawyer suggested I not talk about this. What does he think, that I might say something...
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Howie Carr Source: Earthtimes.org

  3. "If you're paying 19 percent (interest) for a car, it's like indentured servitude; you can almost never pay for it," Chambers said. "Then you add the repair cost and you add the fuel economy, and these people are never shown the new car...
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Robert Chambers Source: CNNMoney.com

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