Em*ploy"ment (?), n.


The act of employing or using; also, the state of being employed.


That which engages or occupies; that which consumes time or attention; office or post of business; service; as, agricultural employments; mechanical employments; public employments; in the employment of government.

Cares are employments, and without employ The soul is on a rack. Young.

Syn. -- Work; business; occupation; vocation; calling; office; service; commission; trade; profession.


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