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English definition of “independent contractor”

independent contractor

noun [C]     ( abbreviation IC) TAX, LAW
a person or company that supplies goods or services to another company : An employer is free to use the services of employees or independent contractors . → Compare employee status
(Definition of independent contractor noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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