What is PEONAGE?

The state or condition of a peou as above defined; a condition of en- forced servitude, by which the servitor is restrained of his liberty and compelled to labor in liquidation of some debt or obligation, real or pretended, against his will. Peonage Cases (D. C.) 123 Fed. 071; In re Lewis (C. C.) 114 Fed. 903 ; U. S. v. McClel- lan (D. C.) 127 Fed. 971; Rev. St. U. S.

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