[ noun pree-kon-trakt; verb pree-kuhn-trakt, -kon-trakt ]
/ noun priˈkɒn trækt; verb ˌpri kənˈtrækt, -ˈkɒn trækt /
verb (used with object)
to bind by means of a precontract.
to contract for or agree to do (something) by means of a precontract.
verb (used without object)
to make a precontract.
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OTHER WORDS FROM precontractpre·con·trac·tive, adjectivepre·con·trac·tu·al [pree-kuhn-trak-choo-uhl], /ˌpri kənˈtræk tʃu əl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for precontract
She alleged a precontract on the part of her husband, Angus, which was never proved.Henry VIII.|A. F. Pollard
The ostensible reason for the divorce was a precontract between Anne and Francis of Lorraine.Christina of Denmark, Duchess of Milan and Lorraine, 1522-1590|Julia Cartwright
British Dictionary definitions for precontract
a contract or arrangement made beforehand, esp a betrothal
to betroth or enter into a betrothal by previous agreement
to make (an agreement, etc) by prior arrangement
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