noun American History.

  1. an emigrant from Europe to America who obtained passage by becoming an indentured servant for a specified period of time.


  1. history an emigrant to Colonial America who paid for his passage by becoming an indentured servant

“indentured servant,” 1775, from redemption + -er (1).

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]

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