free agency

noun

Definition of free agency

sports
: freedom to sign a contract to play for any team
  • an athlete who has become eligible for free agency

Word by Word Definitions

free play
  1. : not costing or charging anything

  2. : having the legal and political rights of a citizen

  3. : enjoying civil and political liberty

  1. : in a free manner

  2. : without charge

  3. : with the wind more than six points from dead ahead

  1. : to cause to be free

  2. : to relieve or rid of what restrains, confines, restricts, or embarrasses

  3. : disentangle, clear

agency play
  1. : the office or function of an agent (see agent 4)

  2. : the relationship between a principal and that person's agent

  3. : the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power : operation


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