Legal Definition and Related Resources of Contractor

Meaning of Contractor

One who contracts to supply labor and materials; one who undertakes to perform work for another. Such a person is to be distinguished from an employee in that in relation to a contractor, the person who hires him does not retain the authority to control the means by which the contractor achieves the end for which he is hired. One who undertakes a specific job or undertaking or piece of work; one who follows a regular independent employment in the course of which he offers his services to the public .

Contractor Alternative Definition

One who enters into a contract. Those who undertake to do public work, or the work for a company or corporation on a large scale, at a certain fixed price, or to furnish goods to another at a nxed or ascertained price. 2 Pardessus, note 300. See 5 Whart. (Pa.) 366,

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Contractor in the context of Real Property

See: General Contractor; Subcontractor in this legal Dictionary.

Contractor in the context of Real Property

See: General Contractor; Subcontractor in this legal Dictionary.







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