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subcontract

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noun sub·con·tract \ˌsəb-ˈkän-ˌtrakt\

Simple Definition of subcontract

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of subcontract

  1. :  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

1817

First Known Use of subcontract

1817


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subcontract

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verb sub·con·tract \ˌsəb-ˈkän-ˌtrakt, ˌsəb-kən-ˈ\

Simple Definition of subcontract

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of subcontract

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to let out or undertake work under a subcontract

    2. transitive verb
    3. 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

    4. 2 :  to undertake (work) under a subcontract

    Examples of subcontract in a sentence

    1. The large firm subcontracted with a smaller company.



    1842

    First Known Use of subcontract

    1842


    Law Dictionary

    subcontract

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    noun sub·con·tract \ˌsəb-ˈkän-ˌtrakt\

    Legal Definition of subcontract

    1. :  a contract between a party to an original contract and a third party that assigns part of the performance (as building a house) of the original contract to the third party

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