subcontract

Definitions

General English

Construction

  • An agreement between a prime contractor and a contractor (specializing in a particular trade) for the completion of a portion of the work for which the prime contractor is responsible.

Real Estate

  • noun a secondary contract in which the person or company originally hired to do a job in turn hires somebody else to do all or part of the work
  • verb to pass on work to a second person or company under the terms of a subcontract
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