- The definition of a precontract is a contract already in place that makes the creation of a new contract illegal.
An example of a precontract is a marriage.
- To precontract is to establish a contract for work to be completed before an event happens.
An example of precontract is to arrange for tables and chairs to be set up before volunteers arrive to pack boxes.
precontract definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a previous contract, esp. one which bars the making of another, as, formerly, a betrothal
to bind by a previous contract
precontract definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An existing contract that obviates the making of another contract of the same kind: a precontract of marriage.
- preˌcon·tractˈ verb