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Meaning of PEONAGE

Pronunciation:  'peeunij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged
  2. [n]  the condition of a peon

PEONAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: captivity, enslavement, pattern, practice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pe"on*age\, n.
The condition of a peon.

Thesaurus Terms
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