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employer

n. a person or entity which hires the services of another. (See: employee, principal)

employer

noun administrator, boss, chief, controller, director, executive, head, leader, management, manager, master, overseer, owner, patron, proprietor, superior, supervisor, taskmaster
Associated concepts: employers' liability acts
See also: chief, director, executive, principal

EMPLOYER. One who has engaged or hired the services of another. He is entitled to rights and bound to perform duties.
     2.-1. His rights are, to be served according to the terms of the contract. 2. He has a right against third persons for an injury to the person employed, or for harboring him, so as to deprive the employer of his services. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2295.
     3. His duties are to pay the workman the compensation agreed upon, or if there be no special agreement, such just recompense as he deserves. Vide Hire; Hirer.

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He looked at his clerk as though he failed to recognize him, and I could see by the astonishment depicted upon our conductor's face that this was by no means the usual appearance of his employer.
The end will come when our demands are satisfied, and our demands will be satisfied when we have starved our employers into submission, as we ourselves in the past have often been starved into submission.
Why, employers were always on the lookout for young fellows like me, and alas, they found them all too rarely.
And in return you preach to your employers the brands of metaphysics that are especially acceptable to them; and the especially acceptable brands are acceptable because they do not menace the established order of society.
Sometimes when her employer had gone out and she was alone in the store she put her head on the counter and wept.
She was the most beautiful child I had ever seen, and I afterward wondered that my employer had not told me more of her.
He was received with great enthusiasm by the employer, who congratulated him on possessing so valuable a slave.
The employer of Master Bean had to cringe before two.
Von Horn himself was often with his employer as he enjoyed the latter's complete confidence, and owing to his early medical training was well fitted to act as a competent assistant; but he was often barred from the workshop, and at such times was much with Virginia.
He ventured most respectfully to break in upon the reflections of his employer.
You wish to cull from your interesting employer the material for that every-becoming novel of yours.
The employee might permit the imposition through fear of angering the employer and not through any personal inclination at all.

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