A contract by which one person, usually a minor, called the “apprentice,” is bound to another person, called the “master,” to serve him during a prescribed term of years in his art, trade, or business, in consideration of being instructed by the master in such art or trade, and (commonly) of receiving his support and maintenance from the master during such term. The term during which an apprentice is to serve. The status of an apprentice; the relation subsisting between an apprentice and his master.

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