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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] contractus, past participle of contrahere, to contract, from con- + trahere (to draw).

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Noun

Singular
contract

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contract ({{{1}}})
  1. An 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.

Hypernyms

  • (agreement that is legally binding): agreement

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Verb

Infinitive
to contract

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to contract (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  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.

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Dutch

Noun

contract n. (plural contracten, diminutive contractje)

  1. contract

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