contractor etymology

English word contractor comes from Latin contractus, Latin -ator

Detailed word origin of contractor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
contractus Latin (lat) Abridged, terse. Narrow, restricted, pinched, cramped. Restrained Collection. Contract, agreement. Contraction.
-ator Latin (lat) Enlarged form of -tor, used to form agent nouns; -ator, -er.
contractor Late Latin (LL)
contractor English (eng) A person hired to do a job on a business contract, as opposed to a permanent employee.. A person or company hired to maintain existing facilities like air conditioning systems, groundskeeping, etc.. A person or company that builds or improves buildings.. A person or company that performs specific tasks like electrical or plumbing work in construction projects.

Words with the same origin as contractor

Descendants of -ator
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