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Indent

Indent
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. Cf. Indenture 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.
Origin: oe. Endenten to notch, fit in, OF. Endenter, LL. Indentare, fr. L. In – dens, dentis, tooth. See tooth, and cf. Indenture.


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