noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
- A agreement that is legally binding, especially one that is written.
- A specific job or work order, often temporary or of fixed duration and usually governed by a written agreement.
- 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.
- A part of legal studies dealing with laws and jurisdiction related to contracts.
- French: contrat
- German: Vertragsrecht , Recht der vertraglichen Schuldverhí¤ltnisse
- Italian: contratto
- Spanish: contrato
- (transitive) To enter into a contract with.
- (transitive) To gain or acquire (an illness).
- (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).
- French: se contracter
- Italian: contrarre
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