APPREN'TICE, noun [Latin apprehendo. See Apprehend.]
1. One who is bound by covenant to serve a mechanic, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn his art, mystery, or occupation, in which his master is bound to instruct him. Apprentices are regularly bound by indentures.
2. In old law books, a barrister; a learner of law.
APPREN'TICE, verb transitive To bind to, or put under the care of a master, for the purpose of instruction in the knowledge of a trade or business.