master(redirected from be own master)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
(1) Employer-employee law is sometimes called master-servant law.(2) A person appointed by a court to perform a specific function, such as to sell real estate that is in dispute or to assist with evidentiary issues or other duties. (The practice is rare in federal court, but very common in some state courts.)