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n. ~ 1. A formal agreement between two or more parties, usually a written document with a serrated edge; a chirograph. - 2. A contract binding an individual to work for another for a period of time.

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An indenture1 traditionally was cut with a serrated edge to reduce the possibility of forgery. Indentures are distinguished from a deed poll, which have a smooth edge.