Ad Hoc

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Definition: Ad Hoc

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Dictionary Definition

adj. Latin shorthand meaning “for this purpose only.” Thus, an ad hoc committee is formed for a specific purpose, usually appointed to solve a particular problem. An ad hoc attorney is one hired to handle one problem only and often is a specialist in a particular area or considered especially able to argue a key point.

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Ad Hoc. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. February 28, 2021
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Ad Hoc. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: February 28, 2021).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Ad Hoc are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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