Definition of contractual in English:


Syllabification: con·trac·tu·al
Pronunciation: /kənˈtrakCHo͞oəl


  • 1Agreed in a contract: a contractual obligation
    More example sentences
    • The injunction we seek is not one that in any way interferes with existing contractual rights or obligations.
    • But as the speech of Lord Goff demonstrates, that contractual obligation is of little utility.
    • These are serious breaches of contractual obligations, the company maintains.
  • 1.1Having similar characteristics to a contract: the contractual nature of the shareholder’s rights
    More example sentences
    • The contractual nature of employment today has heightened the levels of exploitation.
    • It is easy to make too much of the contractual nature of the relationship.
    • The question of any contractual character the crown might possess was skirted.



More example sentences
  • Most of the 167 million available for primary building for 2003 is contractually committed to projects already underway.
  • My mobile phone provider, for instance, isn't contractually required to actually provide any phone service at all.
  • So I did the movie basically because I was contractually obligated.

More definitions of contractual

Definition of contractual in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space