Definitions for peonageˈpi ə nɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pe•on•ageˈpi ə nɪdʒ(n.)

  1. the condition or service of a peon.

  2. the practice of holding persons in servitude or partial slavery, as to work off a debt or to serve a penal sentence.

Origin of peonage:

1840–50, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. peonage(noun)

    the condition of a peon

  2. peonage(noun)

    the practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged


  1. peonage(Noun)

    The state of being a peon; the system of paying back debt through servitude and labour; loosely, any system of involuntary servitude.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peonage(noun)

    the condition of a peon


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