free agent

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free agent

n.
A professional athlete who is free to sign a contract with any team.

free agency n.

free agent

n
a person whose actions are not constrained by others

free′ a′gent


n.
a professional athlete who is not under contract and is free to auction off his or her services to any team.
[1840–50]
free′ a′gency, free′ a′gentry, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.free agent - (sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
pro, professional - an athlete who plays for pay
2.free agent - someone acting freely or even irresponsibly
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
free-liver - someone who gratifies physical appetites (especially for food and drink) with more than the usual freedom
Translations

free agent

npersona indipendente
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