subcontractor
subcontractor n: one (as an individual or business) that contracts to perform part or all of the obligations of another's contract

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

subcontractor
n.
A person or business hired by a general contractor to perform a portion of a contracted project. See also contractor

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


subcontractor
A person or business that contracts with an independent contractor to perform some portion of the work or services on a project which the independent contractor has agreed to perform. In building construction, subcontractors may include such trades as plumbing, electrical, roofing, cement work, and plastering.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


subcontractor
One who takes a portion of a contract from the principal contractor or from another subcontractor.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


subcontractor
One who takes a portion of a contract from the principal contractor or from another subcontractor.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

subcontractor
n.
   a person or business which has a contract (as an "independent contractor" and not an employee) with a contractor to provide some portion of the work or services on a project which the contractor has agreed to perform. In building construction, subcontractors may include such trades as plumbing, electrical, roofing, cement work and plastering. If a subcontractor is not paid for his/her work, he/she has the right to enforce a "mechanic's lien" on the real property upon which the work was done to collect.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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