Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    vil is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
      • Current Location:
      • Bulgaria
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,000
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default reconcile/ indenture/ apprentice

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    And so the schoolmistress reconciled the recommendation to her conscience, and the indentures were canceled, and the apprentice was free.

    reconcile= to become compatible or consistent

    indenture = a deed or legal contract executed between two or more parties; a contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term

    apprentice = someone who works for an expert in order to learn a trade

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,290
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: reconcile/ indenture/ apprentice


Similar Threads

  1. [General] reconcile/make up/in someone's stead/invent/fabricate
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-Apr-2010, 15:48
  2. [General] a few connotations of "reconcile"
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Oct-2009, 03:13

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •