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A contract in which a party agrees to perform part of the work that was originally arranged with the signer of a previous contract.
intr. & tr.v. (sŭb-kŏn′trăkt′, sŭb′kən-trăkt′) sub·con·tract·ed, sub·con·tract·ing, sub·con·tracts
To make a subcontract or a subcontract for.
(Law) a subordinate contract under which the supply of materials, services, or labour is let out to someone other than a party to the main contract
1. (Law) (often foll by: for) to enter into or make a subcontract
2. (Law) (tr) to let out (work) on a subcontract
sub•con•tract(sʌbˈkɒn trækt, ˈsʌbˌkɒn-; v. also ˌsʌb kənˈtrækt)
1. a contract by which one agrees to provide services or materials necessary to fulfill another's contract.v.t.
2. to make a subcontract for.v.i.
3. to make a subcontract.
Past participle: subcontracted
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|Noun||1.||subcontract - a contract assigning to another party some obligations of a prior contract|
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
|Verb||1.||subcontract - arranged for contracted work to be done by others|
|2.||subcontract - work under a subcontract; engage in a subcontract|