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Borrowed from Middle French employeur; equivalent to employ +‎ -er.

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employer (plural employers)

  1. A person, firm or other entity which pays for or hires the services of another person.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 10, in The Celebrity:
      The skipper Mr. Cooke had hired at Far Harbor was a God-fearing man with a luke warm interest in his new billet and employer, and had only been prevailed upon to take charge of the yacht after the offer of an emolument equal to half a year's sea pay of an ensign in the navy.
    • (Can we date this quote?) E. F. Schumacher
      It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer to have production without employees and the ideal of the employee is to have income without work.

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French employer, from Old French emploier, emploiier, inherited from Latin implicāre, present active infinitive of implicō. Doublet of impliquer, a borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.plwa.je/
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employer

  1. to employ

ConjugationEdit

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French emploier, emploiier.

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employer

  1. to employ; to use; to make use of

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  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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