[noun suhb-kon-trakt, suhb-kon-; verb suhb-kuh n-trakt]Law.
- to make a subcontract for.
- to make a subcontract.
Origin of subcontract
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Examples from the Web for subcontract
Then they subcontract, and that makes the process even more complicated.Why HealthCare.gov, the Obamacare Website, Doesn’t Work
October 18, 2013
Before that, in December 2011, it won a $691 million U.S. Navy subcontract for “combat and sonar systems” for submarines.Assad Supplier Finmeccanica Did Business With the Pentagon
July 9, 2012
The subcontract was made with Sanderson, Sanderson got his own contract filed.
How would you go to work to defraud the Government by filing a subcontract?
I say you cannot fraudulently file a subcontract against the Government.
The subcontract of Vaile shows that Vaile was to receive one hundred per cent.
Another charge is that the subcontract made by Sanderson was filed September 18, 1878.
- 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
- (intr often foll by for) to enter into or make a subcontract
- (tr) to let out (work) on a subcontract
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Word Origin and History for subcontract
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