precontract [prē′kän′trakt′; for v. prē′kən trakt′, prē′kän′trakt′]
The definition of a precontract is a contract already in place that makes the creation of a new contract illegal.noun
An example of a precontract is a marriage.
To precontract is to establish a contract for work to be completed before an event happens.verb
An example of precontract is to arrange for tables and chairs to be set up before volunteers arrive to pack boxes.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a previous contract, esp. one which bars the making of another, as, formerly, a betrothal
to bind by a previous contract
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An existing contract that obviates the making of another contract of the same kind: a precontract of marriage.