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An existing contract, such as the marriage contract, that incapacitates the maker from entering into any additional contract of the same kind.
Of or relating to occurrences or states prior to a contract: precontract negotiations; precontract positions.
pre′con·tract′ (-kən-trăkt′) v.
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a contract or arrangement made beforehand, esp a betrothal
1. to betroth or enter into a betrothal by previous agreement
2. to make (an agreement, etc) by prior arrangement
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pre•con•tract(n. priˈkɒn trækt; v. ˌpri kənˈtrækt, priˈkɒn trækt)
1. a preexisting contract that legally prevents a person from making another contract of the same nature.v.t.
2. to bind by means of a precontract.v.i.
3. to make a precontract.
pre`con•trac′tu•al (-ˈtræk tʃu əl) adj.
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Past participle: precontracted
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