They insist he's a murtazeqa—a mercenary paid by Muammar Gaddafi to attack regime opponents.
Feudal families held much of the power in an untamed empire of mercenary armies warring for control of small sections of land.
Despite the 2009 World Series title, for which you are very much responsible, you were always a mercenary.
late 14c., "one who works only for hire," from Old French mercenaire "mercenary, hireling" (13c.) and directly from Latin mercenarius "one who does anything for pay," literally "hired, paid," from merces (genitive mercedis) "pay, reward, wages," from merx (see market (n.)).
1530s, from mercenary (n.), or in part from Latin mercenarius "hired, paid, serving for pay."