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HIRE Definition & Legal Meaning

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v. To purchase the temporary use of a thing, or to stipulate for the labor orservices of another. See HIKING.To engage in service for a stipulated reward. as to hire a servant for a year, orlaborers by the day or month; to engage a man to temporary service for wages. To”employ” is a word of more enlarged signification. A man hired to labor is employed,but a man may be employed in a work who is not hired. McCluskey v. Cromwell, 11 N.Y. 005.For definitions of the various species of this class of contracts, under their Latinnames, see LOCATIO and following titles.


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