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independent contractor

Definition of independent contractor

  1. :  a person hired to do work who controls how the work is done <They hired an independent contractor to fix the roof.>



Word by Word Definitions

independentplay
  1. : :  not dependent: as

    :  not subject to control by others :  self-governing

    :  not affiliated with a larger controlling unit

  1. :  a sectarian of an English religious movement for congregational autonomy originating in the late 16th century, giving rise to Congregationalists, Baptists, and Friends, and forming one of the major political groupings of the period of Cromwell

    :  one that is independent

    :  one that is not bound by or definitively committed to a political party

contractorplay
  1. : :  one that contracts or is party to a contract: as

    :  one that contracts to perform work or provide supplies

    :  one that contracts to erect buildings


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