Definition for AP-PREN'TICE

AP-PREN'TICE, n. [Fr. apprenti, an apprentice, from apprendre, to learn; L. apprehendo. See Apprehend.]

  1. One who is bound by covenant to serve a mechanic, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn his art, mystery, or occupation, in which his master is bound to instruct him. Apprentices are regularly bound by indentures. – Blackstone.
  2. In old law books, a barrister; a learner of law. – Blackstone.

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