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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Indent


INDENT', verb transitive [Latin dens, a tooth.]

1. To notch; to jag; to cut any margin into points or inequalities, like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper.

The margins--are indented.

2. To bind out by indentures or contract; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.

INDENT', verb intransitive To contract; to bargain or covenant. [From the practice of using indented writings or counterparts.]

INDENT', noun Incisure; a cut or notch in the margin of any thing, or a recess like a notch.

1. A stamp.

IN'DENT, noun A certificate or indented certificate issued by the government of the United States at the close of the revolution, for the principal or interest of the public debt.