[suhb-kon-trak-ter, suhb-kon-, suhb-kuh n-trak-ter]
- Law. a person who or business that contracts to provide some service or material necessary for the performance of another's contract.
- a person or business firm contracted to do part of another's work.
Origin of subcontractor
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Examples from the Web for subcontractor
To work at the Navy Yard—even as a subcontractor, as Aaron Alexis was—required a security clearance.Now Is Not the Time for New Gun Laws
September 18, 2013
Since then, this subcontractor has been removed from our supplier list.JCPenney, Mango Among Companies That Used Fatal Bangladesh Factory
April 30, 2013
I also buy the argument that the PA often functions as a “subcontractor” of Israeli security.Why The PA Shouldn’t Be Dissolved
Brent E. Sasley
March 4, 2013
“It is not clear to me whether the U.S. government knew that Bout was the subcontractor,” he said.Did U.S. Help 'Merchant of Death'?
November 20, 2010
He made them because he supposed the contractor or subcontractor had to make them.
Perkins was a subcontractor on the route from Rawlins to White River.
Before that time the Government had nothing to do with the subcontractor.
But I defy these gentlemen to find in the law any oath for a subcontractor.
Boone swears that the subcontractor was to have sixty-five per cent.
- a person, company, etc, that enters into a subcontract, esp a firm that undertakes to complete part of another's contract
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Word Origin and History for subcontractor
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