[ in-di-pen-duhnt kon-trak-ter ]
/ ˈɪn dɪˌpɛn dənt ˈkɒn træk tər /
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a self-employed skilled worker hired to do a piece of work under a contract that allows them to control how the work is carried out: Many of us work part-time or, like me, are independent contractors doing freelance work for various companies and individuals.
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Origin of independent contractor
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby independent contractor
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How to use independent contractor in a sentence
Among them was the fortuitously named Edward L. True, a 28-year-old independent contractor and a Ron Paul supporter.Did Rick Santorum Win the Iowa Caucuses, Not Mitt Romney?|John Avlon|January 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By the latter relationship one is an independent contractor and excluded from the acts.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
The author is not a servant but an independent contractor, and therefore his work does not ab initio vest in his employer.
At the outset, we should keep in mind the distinctions between the agent, the servant, and the independent contractor.
In this latter case, the person performing the work is not a servant, but is an independent contractor.
The agent or servant or independent contractor becomes such upon the express or implied request of the principal.