A contract subordinate to another contract, made or intended to be made between the contracting parties, on one part, or some of them, and a third party (i.e. subcontractor). One made under a prior contract. Where a person has contracted for the performance of certain work (e.g., to build a house), and he in turn engages a third party to perform the whole or a part of that which is included in the original contract (e.g., to do the carpenter work), his agreement with such third person is called a "subcontract," and such person is called a "subcontractor." The term "subcontractor" means one who has contracted with the original contractor for the performance of all or a part of the work or services which such contractor has himself contracted to perform.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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