- the condition of a peon
- the system by which debtors or legal prisoners are held in servitude to labor for their creditors or for persons who lease their services from the state
- The condition of being a peon.
- A system by which debtors are bound in servitude to their creditors until their debts are paid.
From peon +"Ž -age.
peonage - Legal Definition
Involuntary and illegal servitude to pay off a debt. Forbidden by the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.