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 for apprenticeship
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apprenticeship \Ap*pren"tice*ship\, n.
     1. The service or condition of an apprentice; the state in
        which a person is gaining instruction in a trade or art,
        under legal agreement.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The time an apprentice is serving (sometimes seven years,
        as from the age of fourteen to twenty-one).
        [1913 Webster] Appressed

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  apprenticeship
      n 1: the position of apprentice

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "apprenticeship":
     basic training, binding over, breaking, breeding, conditioning,
     cultivation, development, discipline, drill, drilling, exercise,
     fetching-up, fostering, grooming, housebreaking, improvement,
     in-service training, indenture, manual training, military training,
     nurture, nurturing, on-the-job training, practice, preparation,
     raising, readying, rearing, rehearsal, sloyd, training, upbringing,
     vocational education, vocational training
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  APPRENTICESHIP, contracts. A contract entered into between a person who
  understands some art, trade or business, and called the master, and another
  person commonly a minor, during his or her minority, who is called the
  apprentice, with the consent of his or her parent or next friend by which
  the former undertakes to teach such minor his art, trade or business, and to
  fulfill such other covenants as may be agreed upon; and the latter agrees to
  serve the master during a definite period of time, in such art, trade or
  business. In a common indenture of apprenticeship, the father is bound for
  the performance of the covenants by the son. Daug. 500.
  
       2. The term during which the apprentice is to serve is also called his
  apprenticeship. Pardessus, )Dr. Com. n. 34.
       3. This contract is generally entered into by indenture or deed, and is
  to continue no longer than the minority of the apprentice. The English
  statute law as to binding out minors as apprentices to learn some useful
  art,. trade or business, has been generally adopted in the United States,
  with some variations which cannot, be noticed here. 2 Kent, Com. 212.
       4. The principal duties of the parties are as follows: 1st, Duties of
  the master. He is bound to instruct the apprentice by teaching him, bona
  fide, the knowledge of the art of which he has undertaken to teach him the
  elements. He ought to, watch over the conduct of the apprentice, giving him
  prudent advice and showing him a good example, and fulfilling towards him
  the duties of a father, as in his character of master, he stands in loco
  parentis. He is also required to fulfill all the covenants he has entered
  into by the indenture. He must not abuse his authority, either by bad
  treatment, or by employing his apprentice in menial employments, wholly
  unconnected with the business he has to learn. He cannot dismiss his
  apprentice except by application to a competent tribunal, upon whose, decree
  the indenture may be cancelled. But an infant apprentice is not capable in
  law of consenting to his own discharge. 1 Burr. 501. Nor can the justices,
  according to some authorities, order money to be returned on the discharge
  of an apprentice. Strange, 69 Contra, Salk. 67, 68, 490; 11 Mod. 110 12 Mod.
  498, 553. After the apprenticeship is at an end, he cannot retain the
  apprentice on the ground that he has not fulfilled his contract, unless
  specially authorized by statute.
       5.-2d. Duties of the apprentice. An apprentice is bound to obey his
  master in all his lawful commands, take care of his property, and promote
  his interest, endeavor to learn his trade or business, and perform all the
  covenants in his indenture not contrary to law. He must not leave his
  master's service during the term of the apprenticeship. The apprentice is
  entitled to payment for extraordinary services, when promised by the master;
  1 Penn. Law Jour. 368. See 1 Whart. 113; and even when no express promise
  has been made, under peculiar circumstances. 2 Cranch, 240, 270; 3 Rob. Ad.
  Rep. 237; but see 1 Whart, 113. See generally, 2 Kent, Com. 211-214; Bac.
  Ab. Master and Servant; 1 Saund. R. 313, n. 1, 2, 3, and 4; 3 Rawle, R. 307
  3 Vin. Ab. 19; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 396, et seq. The law of France on this
  subject is strikingly similar to our own. Pardessus, Droit Com. n. 518-522.
       6. Apprenticeship is a relation which cannot be assigned at the common
  law 5 Bin. 428 4 T. R. 373; Doug. 70 3 Keble, 519; 12 Mod. 554; although the
  apprentice may work with a second master by order and consent of the first,
  which is a service to the first under the indenture. 4 T. R. 373. But, in
  Pennsylvania and some other states the assignment of indentures of
  apprenticeship is authorized by statute. 1 Serg. & R. 249; 3 Serg. & R. 161,
  164, 166.
  
  

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