letting

An Americanism for the act of a public body or private owner for engaging a contractor for the construction of a building or other improvement, normally after bids for the work have been received, thus entailing the selection of a contractor from a number of bidders. Eppes v Mississippi, Gainesville & Tuskaloosa Railroad Co. 35 Ala 33, 55. See letting contract.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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