Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) An outdated term for employer. Sometimes, "master and servant" law is used to refer to the field of employment law. 2) A person appointed by a court to assist with particular issues or proceedings in a case. For example, the master might hear testimony, conduct an investigation, or reach decisions on limited issues in a case. Also referred to as a "special master."
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:19 pm