sub contract

subcontract

[n. suhb-kon-trakt, suhb-kon-; v. suhb-kuhn-trakt] Law.
noun
1.
a contract by which one agrees to render services or to provide materials necessary for the performance of another contract.
verb (used with object)
2.
to make a subcontract for.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make a subcontract.

Origin:
1595–1605; sub- + contract

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subcontract
 
n
1.  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
 
vb (often foll by for)
2.  to enter into or make a subcontract
3.  (tr) to let out (work) on a subcontract

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subcontract
"contract for carrying out all or part of a previous contract," 1817, from sub- + contract (v.).
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