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Mercenary vs. Freelance — What's the Difference?

Mercenary vs. Freelance — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Mercenary and Freelance

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Mercenary

A mercenary, sometimes known as a soldier of fortune or hired gun, is a private individual, particularly a soldier, who takes part in military conflict for personal profit, is otherwise an outsider to the conflict, and is not a member of any other official military. Mercenaries fight for money or other forms of payment rather than for political interests.

Freelance

To work as a freelancer
A journalist who freelances.

Mercenary

Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain.

Freelance

To act independently without orders from another
An official who was freelancing when he committed the crime.

Mercenary

Hired for service in a foreign army.
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Freelance

To produce and sell as a freelancer
Freelanced the article to a magazine publisher.

Mercenary

One who serves or works merely for monetary gain; a hireling.

Freelance

A freelancer.

Mercenary

A professional soldier hired for service in a foreign army.

Freelance

An uncommitted independent, as in politics or social life.

Mercenary

(archaic) One motivated by gain, especially monetary.

Freelance

A medieval mercenary.

Mercenary

A person employed to fight in an armed conflict who is not a member of the state or military group for which they are fighting and whose primary motivation is private gain.

Freelance

Someone who sells their services to clients without a long-term employment contract.

Mercenary

(figuratively) One hired to engage in a figurative battle, as a corporate takeover, a lawsuit, or a political campaign.

Freelance

(historical) A medieval mercenary.

Mercenary

Motivated by private gain.

Freelance

Of, or relating to a freelance; without employment contract.
He was a freelance writer for several magazines.

Mercenary

Acting for reward; serving for pay; paid; hired; hireling; venal; as, mercenary soldiers.

Freelance

(intransitive) To work as a freelance.

Mercenary

Moved primarily by considerations of pay or profit; greedy of gain; sordid; selfish.
For God forbid I should my papers blotWith mercenary lines, with servile pen.

Freelance

(transitive) To produce or sell services as a freelance.

Mercenary

One who is hired; a hireling; especially, a soldier hired into foreign service.

Freelance

A person who acts independently or without authorization of an organization or of his superiors.

Mercenary

A person hired to fight for another country than their own

Freelance

A person who pursues a profession independently, and not as the employee of an organization; - used especially of writers or photographers who sell their work to organizations of which they are not employees.

Mercenary

Marked by materialism

Freelance

Of or pertaining to a freelance{2}; as, a freelance photographer.

Mercenary

Used of soldiers hired by a foreign army

Freelance

A writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them

Mercenary

Profit oriented;
A commercial book
Preached a mercantile and militant patriotism
A mercenary enterprise
A moneymaking business

Freelance

Working for yourself

Freelance

Used of soldiers hired by a foreign army

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