subcontractor. One who is awarded a portion of an existing contract by a contractor, esp. a general contractor. ? For example, a contractor who builds houses typically retains subcontractors to perform specialty work such as installing plumbing, laying carpet, making cabinetry, and landscaping ¡ª each subcontractor is paid a somewhat lesser sum than the contractor receives for the work. [Cases: Contracts 177. C.J.S. Contracts ¡ì 363.]
How do bilingual lawyers in China usually translate the term SUBCONTRACTOR?
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