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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

quasi-contract New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

legal obligation independent of agreement

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

A contract for assets (especially commodities or shares) bought at agreed prices but 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

contract in/into in contract British & World English

Choose to be involved in (a scheme)

contract out in contract British & World English

Choose to withdraw from or not become involved in a scheme

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