free-agent

free agent

noun
1.
a person who is self-determining and is not responsible for his or her actions to any 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.

Origin:
1840–50

free agency, free agentry, noun
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free agent
 
n
a person whose actions are not constrained by others

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