Definition of independent contractor
- They hired an independent contractor to fix the roof.
: not dependent: such as
: not subject to control by others : self-governing
: not affiliated with a larger controlling unit
: 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
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