Definition of indenture:
- A mutual agreement in writing between two or more parties, whereof each party has usually a counterpart or duplicate; sometimes in the pl., a short form for indentures of apprenticeship, the contract by which a youth is bound apprentice to a master.
- The act of indenting, or state of being indented.
- To bind by indentures or written contract; as, to indenture an apprentice.
- To indent; to make hollows, notches, or wrinkles in; to furrow.
- To run or wind in and out; to be cut or notched; to indent.
- "The Peasant and the Prince", Harriet Martineau.
- "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
The character of the valleys is pretty much the same as that of those to the south of the main valley, only they are narrower and much lower, and thus the deep indenture of the valley system of the Hadhramout gradually fades away into the vast expanse of the central desert.- "Southern Arabia", Theodore Bent Mabel Bent.