precontract

noun
pre·contract | \"+\

Definition of precontract 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a contract preceding another especially : an informal agreement of marriage made per verba de praesenti and formerly disabling one from entering into a similar contract with another person

precontract

transitive verb
pre·contract | \(¦)prē+\

Definition of precontract (Entry 2 of 2)

: to contract, engage, or stipulate by precontract

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History and Etymology for precontract

Noun

Middle English precontracte, from pre- + contracte, contract contract

Transitive verb

pre- + contract (verb)

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