noun American History.
- an emigrant from Europe to America who obtained passage by becoming an indentured servant for a specified period of time.
- history an emigrant to Colonial America who paid for his passage by becoming an indentured servant
REDEMPTIONER. One who redeems himself or purchases his release from debt or obligation to the master of a ship by his services; or one whose services are sold to pay the expenses of his passage to America. [Webster, 1830]