Definition of "peonage"
  1. Work performed in a state of servitude as a way to repay a debt
How to use "peonage" in a sentence
  1. The law forbids peonage, which is essentially a type of forced labor used to pay off debts.
  2. The accused was found guilty of enforcing peonage, forcing individuals to work to repay their debts to him.
  3. The human rights commission is investigating the alleged peonage conditions at the factory.

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