Ap*pren"tice (?), n. [OE.
apprentice, prentice, OF. aprentis, nom. of
aprentif, fr. apprendare to learn, L. apprendere,
equiv. to apprehendere, to take hold of (by the mind), to
comprehend. See Apprehend, Prentice.] 1.
One who is bound by indentures or by legal agreement to serve a
mechanic, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn the
art, or trade, in which his master is bound to instruct him.
2. One not well versed in a subject; a
3. (Old law) A barrister, considered a
learner of law till of sixteen years' standing, when he might be called to
the rank of serjeant. [Obs.] Blackstone.
Ap*pren"tice, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Apprenticed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Apprenticing.] To bind to, or put under the care of, a master,
for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.