—v.prē"kun-trakt', -kon'trakt), [key]
1. a preexisting contract that legally prevents a person from making another contract of the same nature.
2. (formerly) such an agreement constituting a legally binding betrothal.
1. to bind by means of a precontract.
2. to contract for or agree to do (something) by means of a precontract.
to make a precontract.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.