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English Dictionary: hireling by the DICT Development Group
4 results for hireling
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a person who works only for money [syn: hireling, pensionary]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hireling \Hire"ling\, a.
      Serving for hire or wages; venal; mercenary. [bd]Hireling
      mourners.[b8] --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hireling \Hire"ling\ (-l[icr]ng), n. [AS. h[ymac]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. [bd]Lewd hirelings.[b8] --Milton.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      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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