In the broad sense, a learner; one who by labor seeks to acquire the art or mystery of the craft at which he is employed. Anno: 36 ALR 1348. In a technical and almost anachronistic sense, a minor who is bound in the form of law to a master for a specified length of time, terminable at his majority or prior thereto, to learn the art or mystery of some trade, craft, profession, or business in which his master is bound to instruct him, and to serve his master during the term of his apprenticeship. See articles of apprenticeship.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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