indenture (n.)
contract, agreement
1H4 II.iv.46[Prince Hal to Francis] darest thou be so valiant as to play the coward with thy indenture [i.e. of apprenticeship]
KJ II.i.20[Austria to Arthur, kissing him] As seal to this indenture of my love
Per I.iii.8[Thaliard alone] if a king bid a man be a villain, he's bound by the indenture of his oath to be one
Per IV.vi.175[Marina to Boult] Serve by indenture to the common hangman [i.e. as an apprentice]
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