|Adj.||1.||employed - having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary; "most of our graduates are employed"|
unemployed - not engaged in a gainful occupation; "unemployed workers marched on the capital"
|2.||employed - put to use|
Synonyms: made use of
EMPLOYED. One who is in the service of another. Such a person is entitled to
rights and liable to. perform certain duties.
2. He is entitled to a just compensation for his services; when there has been a special contract, to what has been agreed upon; when not, to such just recompense as he deserves.
3. He is bound to perform the services for which he has engaged himself; and for a violation of his engagement he may be sued, but he is not liable to corporal correction. An exception to this rule may be mentioned; on the ground of necessity, a sailor may be punished by reasonable correction, when it is necessary for the safety of the vessel, and to maintain discipline. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1001: 2 Id. n. 2296.