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Noun
1. apprenticeship; indentureship; indentureYojijukugo (four character compound)
Wikipedia definition
2. Indentured servantIndentured servitude refers to the historical practice of contracting to work for a fixed period of time, typically three to seven years, in exchange for transportation, food, clothing, lodging and other necessities during the term of indenture. Usually the father made the arrangements and signed the paperwork. They included men and women; most were under the age of 21, and most became helpers on farms or house servants. They were not paid cash.
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Read “年季奉公” on Japanese Wikipedia
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Other forms
年期奉公 【ねんきぼうこう】

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