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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged; The condition of a foot soldier.

Usage examples (36)
  • If that isn't substitution of peonage for chattel slavery, I don't know what the word peonage means.
  • That was the whole point of much of their oppressive labor legislation — keeping the former slaves in peonage.
  • This was the only kind of peonage he liked to deal with.
  • Indeed, under the name of "peonage" the work of re-establishing a system of slaveholding that is barbarous in the extreme is already begun. for more
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