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contract British & World English

A written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law

contract English Thesaurus

a legally binding contract

contract note British & World English

A certificate confirming the terms of a sale of specified assets or securities between two parties

contract bridge British & World English

The standard form of the card game bridge, in which only tricks bid and won count towards the game, as opposed to auction bridge

prime contract British & World English

A contract whose requirements are partly fulfilled by the awarding of subcontracts

quasi-contract British & World English

An obligation of one party to another imposed by law independently of an agreement between the parties

social contract British & World English

An implicit agreement among the members of a society to cooperate for social benefits, for example by sacrificing some individual freedom for state protection. Theories of a social contract became popular in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries among theorists such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as a means of explaining the origin of government and the obligations of subjects

forward contract British & World English

An informal agreement traded through a broker-dealer network to buy and sell specified assets, typically currency, at a specified price at a certain future date

futures contract British & World English

An agreement traded on an organized exchange to buy or sell assets, especially commodities or shares, at a fixed price but to be delivered and paid for later

service contract British & World English

A business agreement between a contractor and customer covering the maintenance and servicing of equipment over a specified period

collateral contract British & World English

A subsidiary contract which induces a person to enter into a main contract or which depends upon the main contract for its existence

privity of contract British & World English

The relation between the parties in a contract which entitles them to sue each other but prevents a third party from doing so

yellow dog contract British & World English

A contract between a worker and an employer in which the worker agrees not to remain in or join a union

subcontract British & World English

Employ a firm or person outside one’s company to do (work) as part of a larger project

contract out in contract English Thesaurus

if you do not wish to be a member of the pension fund you must contract out

contract bridge in bridge2 British & World English

A card game related to whist, played by two partnerships of two players who at the beginning of each hand bid for the right to name the trump suit, the highest bid also representing a contract to make a specified number of tricks with a specified suit as trumps

contract something out in contract English Thesaurus

local authorities will have to contract out waste management