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1. peonage

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

Synonyms

  • practice

Antonyms

  • disagree

Etymology

  • -age (English)
  • -age (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • peon (English)
  • peón (Spanish)

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2. peonage

noun. the condition of a peon.

Synonyms

  • subjection

Etymology

  • -age (English)
  • -age (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • peon (English)
  • peón (Spanish)

Example sentences of the word peonage


1. Noun, singular or mass
Once convicted under a peonage law, the sharecropper would then have to work as an unpaid servant for the state or his previous landowner to pay off the debt and court fines.

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