self-employment

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self-employment

[self-em-ploi-muhnt, self-]
noun
the act or fact of being self-employed.

Origin:
1735–45

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self-employed
 
adj
earning one's living in one's own business or through freelance work, rather than as the employee of another
 
self-em'ployment
 
n

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Example sentences
Self-employment is a stopgap alternative to a job, especially in recessions,
  but it is lower paid and less secure.
It's important to remember that a third of what you earn under self-employment
  goes directly to taxes.
Despite having to bear the costs of the self-employment tax and benefits, not
  all workers mind being independent.
Three of the reforms that carry his name are fairly innocuous attempts to help
  the jobless find work or set up in self-employment.
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