What is the difference between settler and indenture?

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As nouns the difference between settler and indenture

is that settler is someone who settles in a new location, especially one who makes a previously uninhabited place his home while indenture is {{context|legal|lang=en}} a contract which binds a person to work for another, under specified conditions, for a specified time (often as an apprentice).

As a verb indenture is

to bind a person under such a contract.

settler

English

Noun

(en noun) (wikipedia settler)
  • someone who settles in a new location, especially one who makes a previously uninhabited place his home
  • the first settlers of New England
  • someone who decides something, such as a dispute
  • (British) the person in a betting shop who calculates the winnings
  • A drink which settles the stomach, especially a bitter drink, often a nightcap.
  • A vessel, such as a tub, in which something, such as pulverized ore suspended in a liquid, is allowed to settle.
  • (colloquial) That which settles or finishes, such as a blow that decides a contest.
  • Anagrams

    * * * ---- ==Jèrriais==

    Verb

    (roa-jer-verb)
  • to settle
  • indenture

    Alternative forms

    * endenture

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (legal) A contract which binds a person to work for another, under specified conditions, for a specified time (often as an apprentice).
  • (legal) A document, written as duplicates separated by indentations, specifying such a contract.
  • An indentation.
  • Verb

    (indentur)
  • To bind a person under such a contract.
  • To indent; to make hollows, notches, or wrinkles in; to furrow.
  • Though age may creep on, and indenture the brow.

    Derived terms

    * indenturedness *indentured servant * indentureship

    References

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