subcontractor

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noun sub·con·trac·tor \ˌsəb-ˈkän-ˌtrak-tər, ˌsəb-kən-ˈ\

Definition of subcontractor

  1. :  an individual or business firm contracting to perform part or all of another's contract

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First Known Use of subcontractor

1798


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subcontractor

noun sub·con·trac·tor

Legal Definition of subcontractor

  1. :  one (as an individual or business) that contracts to perform part or all of the obligations of another's contract


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