free agent: Meaning and Definition of

free' a'gent

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a person who is self-determining and is &hasp;not &hasp;responsible &hasp;for &hasp;his &hasp;or &hasp;her &hasp;actions &hasp;to &hasp;any &hasp;authority.
  2. a professional athlete who is not under contract and is free to auction off his or her services and sign a contract with the team that offers the most money.
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