I. noun Date: 1820 1. a. (usually free lance) a mercenary soldier especially of the Middle Ages ; condottiere b. a person who acts independently without being affiliated with or authorized by an organization 2. a person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to any one employer II. adjective Date: 1901 1. a. of, relating to, or being a freelance ; independent <
a freelance writer
b. done by a freelance <
freelance reviewing
2. not sponsored by an organization <
freelance terrorists
freelance adverb III. verb Date: 1902 intransitive verb to act or work as a freelance transitive verb to produce as a freelance <
freelancing magazine articles

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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