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hireling


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hireling  \Hire"ling\  (-l[i^]ng),  n.  [AS.  h[=y]reling.  See 
  {Hire},  n.,  and  {-ling}.] 
  One  who  is  hired,  or  who  serves  for  wages;  esp.,  one  whose 
  motive  and  interest  in  serving  another  are  wholly  gainful;  a 
  mercenary.  ``Lewd  hirelings.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hireling  \Hire"ling\,  a. 
  Serving  for  hire  or  wages;  venal;  mercenary.  ``Hireling 
  mourners.''  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hireling 
  n  :  a  person  who  works  only  for  money  [syn:  {pensionary}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hireling 
  a  labourer  employed  on  hire  for  a  limited  time  (Job  7:1;  14:6; 
  Mark  1:20).  His  wages  were  paid  as  soon  as  his  work  was  over 
  (Lev.  19:13).  In  the  time  of  our  Lord  a  day's  wage  was  a  penny" 
  (q.v.)  i.e.,  a  Roman  denarius  (Matt.  20:1-14). 
 




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