force account

A contract between a contractor and his employer under which the workmen are paid by the foot or yard, the contractor hiring the labor and supervising the job and receiving from the employer an agreed percentage above the total cost. Anno: 55 ALR 292.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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