debt bondage

(noun) “[W]hen people pledge themselves as servants in exchange for money for passage, and are subsequently paid too little to regain their freedom” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: dept bondages
  • Also called bonded labor.

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Global Wealth and Poverty. Connexions, May 14, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42968/1.2/).