A contract wherein someone agrees to work for you for two years if you help him come to America is an example of indenture.
When you give someone a loan in exchange for him signing a contract to work for you for a given period of time, this is an example of when you indenture him.
Origin of indenture
- Middle English endenture a written agreement from Anglo-Norman from endenter to indent (from the matching notches on multiple copies of the documents) indent1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition