1) A cut or notch in the man gin of anything, or a recess like a notch.

2) A stamp; an impression.

3) A certificate, or intended certificate, issued by the government of the United States at the close of the Revolution, for the principal or interest of the public debt.

4) A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army.

v. i.

1) To be cut, notched, or dented.

2) To crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag.

3) To contract; to bargain or covenant.

v. t.

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

2) To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.

3) To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.

4) To begin (a line or lines) at a greater or less distance from the margin; as, to indent the first line of a paragraph one em; to indent the second paragraph two ems more than the first. See Indentation, and Indention.

5) To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores.

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