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  • v. Present participle of hire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, a name of a class of contracts of bailment for compensation, including those in which the bailee gains the temporary use of the thing for a compensation paid by him, and those in which he is to bestow labor on it, or transport it, for a compensation to be paid to him: corresponding to the location of the civil law.
  • n. A fair or market for servants, at which bargains for their services are made.

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