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noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. A agreement that is legally binding, especially one that is written.
  2. A specific job or work order, often temporary or of fixed duration and usually governed by a written agreement.
  3. An agreement which the law will enforce in some way. A contract must contain at least one promise, i.e., a commitment or offer, by an offeror to and accepted by an offeree to do something in the future. A contract is thus executory rather than executed.
  4. A part of legal studies dealing with laws and jurisdiction related to contracts.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To enter into a contract with.
  2. (transitive) To gain or acquire (an illness).
  3. (intransitive) To draw together or nearer; to shorten, narrow, or lessen.
The snail's body contracted into its shell.
Etymology: (term, contractus, lang=la), past participle of (term, contrahere, lang=la), to contract, from (term, con-, lang=la) + (term, trahere, , to draw, lang=la).


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