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subcontract

noun sub·con·tract \ ˌsəb-ˈkän-ˌtrakt \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

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

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First Known Use of subcontract

1660

in the meaning defined above

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subcontract

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

Definition of subcontract

subcontracted; subcontracting; subcontracts
: to let out or undertake work under a subcontract
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 in a Sentence

  1. The large firm subcontracted with a smaller company.

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First Known Use of subcontract

1842

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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SUBCONTRACT Defined for English Language Learners

subcontract

Definition of subcontract for English Language Learners

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


subcontract

Definition of subcontract for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

subcontract

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

legal Definition of subcontract

: 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

subcontract

play \ˌsəb-ˈkän-ˌtrakt, -kən-ˈtrakt\ verb


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