subcontract


1sub·con·tract

noun \ˌsəb-ˈkän-ˌtrakt\

: a legal agreement by which you hire another person or company to do part of a job you have been hired to do

Full Definition of SUBCONTRACT

:  a contract between a party to an original contract and a third party; especially :  one to provide all or a specified part of the work or materials required in the original contract

First Known Use of SUBCONTRACT

1817

2sub·con·tract

verb \ˌsəb-ˈkän-ˌtrakt, ˌsəb-kən-ˈ\

: to hire another person or company to do part of a job that you have been hired to do

Full Definition of SUBCONTRACT

intransitive verb
:  to let out or undertake work under a subcontract
transitive verb
1
:  to engage a third party to perform under a subcontract all or part of (work included in an original contract) —sometimes used with out
2
:  to undertake (work) under a subcontract

Examples of SUBCONTRACT

  1. The large firm subcontracted with a smaller company.

First Known Use of SUBCONTRACT

1842

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